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 and not rejected you.(D)

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  1. Isaiah 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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  1. Isaiah 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 The animals of the field will honor Me,
jackals and ostriches,
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,
because of Jacob My servant(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 and stand up,
and princes[b] will 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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  1. Isaiah 49:7 Or by the nation
  2. Isaiah 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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