and hearken, you peoples from afar.
The Lord called me from the womb,
from the body of my mother he named my name.
in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
he made me a polished arrow,
in his quiver he hid me away.
Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”
I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity;
yet surely my right is with the Lord,
and my recompense with my God.”
who formed me from the womb to be his servant,
to bring Jacob back to him,
and that Israel might be gathered to him,
for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord,
and my God has become my strength—
to raise up the tribes of Jacob
and to restore the preserved of Israel;
I will give you as a light to the nations,
that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”