‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt,(A) and how I carried you on eagles’ wings(B) and brought you to myself.(C)

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10 In a desert(A) land he found him,
    in a barren and howling waste.(B)
He shielded(C) him and cared for him;
    he guarded him as the apple of his eye,(D)
11 like an eagle that stirs up its nest
    and hovers over its young,(E)
that spreads its wings to catch them
    and carries them aloft.(F)
12 The Lord alone led(G) him;(H)
    no foreign god was with him.(I)

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“Listen(A) to me, you descendants of Jacob,
    all the remnant(B) of the people of Israel,
you whom I have upheld since your birth,(C)
    and have carried(D) since you were born.(E)
Even to your old age and gray hairs(F)
    I am he,(G) I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
    I will sustain(H) you and I will rescue you.

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In all their distress he too was distressed,
    and the angel(A) of his presence(B) saved them.[a]
In his love and mercy he redeemed(C) them;
    he lifted them up and carried(D) them
    all the days of old.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 63:9 Or Savior in their distress. / It was no envoy or angel / but his own presence that saved them

It was I who taught Ephraim to walk,
    taking them by the arms;(A)
but they did not realize
    it was I who healed(B) them.

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18 for about forty years he endured their conduct[a](A) in the wilderness;(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 13:18 Some manuscripts he cared for them