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49 Listen to me, coastlands,
and listen attentively, peoples from far away!
Yahweh called me from the womb;
from the ⌊body⌋a of my mother he made my name known.
2 And he ⌊made⌋b my mouth like a sharp sword;
he hid me in the shadow of his hand,
and he ⌊made⌋c me like a sharpened arrow;
he hid me in his quiver.
Israel, in whom I will show my glory.”
I have used up my strength for nothing and vanity!
Nevertheless, my justice is with Yahweh,
and my reward is with my God.”
who formed me from the womb as a servant for him,
to bring Jacob back to him,
and that Israel might notf be gathered,
forg I am honored in the eyes of Yahweh,
and my God has become my strength.
6 And he says, “It is trivial ⌊for you to be⌋h a servant for me,
to raise up the tribes of Jacob
and to bring back the preserved of Israel.
I will give you as a light to the nations,
to be my salvation to the end of the earth.”
The reading tradition (Qere) has “to him”
Literally “from being you”
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