“But you, Israel, my servant,(A)
    Jacob, whom I have chosen,(B)
    you descendants of Abraham(C) my friend,(D)
I took you from the ends of the earth,(E)
    from its farthest corners I called(F) you.
I said, ‘You are my servant’;(G)
    I have chosen(H) you and have not rejected you.
10 So do not fear,(I) for I am with you;(J)
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen(K) you and help(L) you;
    I will uphold you(M) with my righteous right hand.(N)

11 “All who rage(O) against you
    will surely be ashamed and disgraced;(P)
those who oppose(Q) you
    will be as nothing and perish.(R)
12 Though you search for your enemies,
    you will not find them.(S)
Those who wage war against you
    will be as nothing(T) at all.
13 For I am the Lord your God
    who takes hold of your right hand(U)
and says to you, Do not fear;
    I will help(V) you.
14 Do not be afraid,(W) you worm(X) Jacob,
    little Israel, do not fear,
for I myself will help(Y) you,” declares the Lord,
    your Redeemer,(Z) the Holy One(AA) of Israel.
15 “See, I will make you into a threshing sledge,(AB)
    new and sharp, with many teeth.
You will thresh the mountains(AC) and crush them,
    and reduce the hills to chaff.(AD)
16 You will winnow(AE) them, the wind will pick them up,
    and a gale(AF) will blow them away.(AG)
But you will rejoice(AH) in the Lord
    and glory(AI) in the Holy One(AJ) of Israel.

17 “The poor and needy search for water,(AK)
    but there is none;
    their tongues are parched with thirst.(AL)
But I the Lord will answer(AM) them;
    I, the God of Israel, will not forsake(AN) them.
18 I will make rivers flow(AO) on barren heights,
    and springs within the valleys.
I will turn the desert(AP) into pools of water,(AQ)
    and the parched ground into springs.(AR)
19 I will put in the desert(AS)
    the cedar and the acacia,(AT) the myrtle and the olive.
I will set junipers(AU) in the wasteland,
    the fir and the cypress(AV) together,(AW)
20 so that people may see and know,(AX)
    may consider and understand,(AY)
that the hand(AZ) of the Lord has done this,
    that the Holy One(BA) of Israel has created(BB) it.

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