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“But you, Israel, my servant,
    Jacob whom I have chosen,
    the offspring of Abraham my friend,
    You whom I have taken hold of from the ends of the earth,
    and called from its corners,
    and said to you, ‘You are my servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away.’
10 Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you.
    Don’t be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you.
    Yes, I will help you.
    Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.
11 Behold, all those who are incensed against you will be disappointed and confounded.
    Those who strive with you will be like nothing, and shall perish.
12 You will seek them, and won’t find them,
    even those who contend with you.
    Those who war against you will be as nothing,
    as a non-existent thing.
13 For I, Yahweh your God, will hold your right hand,
    saying to you, ‘Don’t be afraid.
    I will help you.’
14 Don’t be afraid, you worm Jacob,
    and you men of Israel.
    I will help you,” says Yahweh.
    “Your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
15 Behold, I have made you into a new sharp threshing instrument with teeth.
    You will thresh the mountains,
    and beat them small,
    and will make the hills like chaff.
16 You will winnow them,
    and the wind will carry them away,
    and the whirlwind will scatter them.
You will rejoice in Yahweh.
    You will glory in the Holy One of Israel.

17 The poor and needy seek water, and there is none.
    Their tongue fails for thirst.
I, Yahweh, will answer them.
    I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

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