But you, Israel, my servant,(A)
Jacob, whom I have chosen,(B)
descendant of Abraham, my friend(C)
I brought[a] you from the ends of the earth
and called you from its farthest corners.
I said to you: You are my servant;
I have chosen you; I haven’t rejected you.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 41:9 Or seized

The Servant’s Mission

42 “This(A) is my servant;(B) I strengthen him,
this is my chosen one;(C) I delight in him.(D)
I have put my Spirit on him;(E)
he will bring justice[a] to the nations.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. 42:1 DSS read his justice

10 “You are my witnesses”(A)
this is the Lord’s declaration—
“and my servant whom I have chosen,(B)
so that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.(C)
No god was formed before me,
and there will be none after me.(D)

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20 Wild animals—
jackals and ostriches—will honor me,
because I provide water in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert,(A)
to give drink to my chosen people.

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I call you by your name,
for the sake of my servant Jacob(A)
and Israel my chosen one.
I give a name to you,
though you do not know me.

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This is what the Lord,
the Redeemer(A) of Israel, his Holy One, says
to one who is despised,
to one abhorred by people,[a](B)
to a servant of rulers:
“Kings will see, princes will stand up,
and they[b] will all bow down
because of the Lord, who is faithful,
the Holy One of Israel(C)—and he has chosen you.”(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 49:7 Or by the nation
  2. 49:7 Lit princes and they

I will produce descendants from Jacob,(A)
and heirs to my mountains from Judah;
my chosen(B) ones will possess it,
and my servants will dwell there.(C)

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15 You will leave your name behind
as a curse for my chosen ones,(A)
and the Lord God will kill you;
but he will give his servants another name.(B)

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22 They will not build and others live in them;
they will not plant and others eat.
For my people’s lives will be
like the lifetime of a tree.(A)
My chosen ones will fully enjoy
the work of their hands.

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