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Isaiah 49:5-7 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The Lord formed me in the womb to be his servant
    in order to bring Jacob back to him
        and gather Israel to him.
            (The Lord honors me,
                and my God has become my strength.)

Now, the Lord says,

“You are not just my servant
    who restores the tribes of Jacob
        and brings back those in Israel whom I have preserved.
I have also made you a light for the nations
    so that you would save people all over the world.”

The Lord is the defender of Israel, its Holy One.

This is what the Lord says to the despised one, to the one scorned by the nation, to the slave of rulers:

Kings will see you and stand.
    Princes will see you and bow.
        The Lord is faithful.
            The Holy One of Israel has chosen you.

GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Copyright © 1995 by God's Word to the Nations. Used by permission of God's Word Mission Society.

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