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Delivery of the Exiles

49 Listen to me, you coastlands![a]
Pay attention, you people who live far away!
The Lord summoned me from birth;[b]
he commissioned me when my mother brought me into the world.[c]

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  1. Isaiah 49:1 tn Or “islands” (NASB, NIV); NLT “in far-off lands.”sn The Lord’s special servant, introduced in chap. 42, speaks here of his commission.
  2. Isaiah 49:1 tn Heb “called me from the womb.”
  3. Isaiah 49:1 tn Heb “from the inner parts of my mother he mentioned my name.”