[a] (A)The people (B)who walked in darkness
    have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of (C)deep darkness,
    on them has light shone.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 9:2 Ch 9:1 in Hebrew

The people walking in darkness(A)
    have seen a great light;(B)
on those living in the land of deep darkness(C)
    a light has dawned.(D)

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he says:
“It is too light a thing that you should be my servant
    to raise up the tribes of Jacob
    and to bring back the preserved of Israel;
(A)I will make you (B)as a light for the nations,
    that (C)my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”

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he says:
“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant(A)
    to restore the tribes of Jacob
    and bring back those of Israel I have kept.(B)
I will also make you a light(C) for the Gentiles,(D)
    that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”(E)

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22 Thus says the Lord God:
“Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations,
    (A)and raise my signal to the peoples;
(B)and they shall bring your sons in their arms,[a]
    and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders.
23 (C)Kings shall be your foster fathers,
    and their queens your nursing mothers.
(D)With their faces to the ground they shall bow down to you,
    and (E)lick the dust of your feet.
Then you will know that I am the Lord;
    (F)those who wait for me (G)shall not be put to shame.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 49:22 Hebrew in their bosom

22 This is what the Sovereign Lord(A) says:

“See, I will beckon to the nations,
    I will lift up my banner(B) to the peoples;
they will bring(C) your sons in their arms
    and carry your daughters on their hips.(D)
23 Kings(E) will be your foster fathers,
    and their queens your nursing mothers.(F)
They will bow down(G) before you with their faces to the ground;
    they will lick the dust(H) at your feet.
Then you will know that I am the Lord;(I)
    those who hope(J) in me will not be disappointed.(K)

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