And now the Lord says –
    he who formed me in the womb to be his servant
to bring Jacob back to him
    and gather Israel to himself,
for I am[a] honoured in the eyes of the Lord
    and my God has been my strength –
he says:
‘It is too small a thing for you to be my servant
    to restore the tribes of Jacob
    and bring back those of Israel I have kept.
I will also make you a light for the Gentiles,
    that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.’

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 49:5 Or him, / but Israel would not be gathered; / yet I will be

Restoration of Israel

This is what the Lord says:

‘In the time of my favour I will answer you,
    and in the day of salvation I will help you;
I will keep you and will make you
    to be a covenant for the people,
to restore the land
    and to reassign its desolate inheritances,

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32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
    and the glory of your people Israel.’

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47 For this is what the Lord has commanded us:

‘“I have made you[a] a light for the Gentiles,
    that you[b] may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.”[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 13:47 The Greek is singular.
  2. Acts 13:47 The Greek is singular.
  3. Acts 13:47 Isaiah 49:6

47 For this is what the Lord has commanded us:

‘“I have made you[a] a light for the Gentiles,
    that you[b] may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.”[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 13:47 The Greek is singular.
  2. Acts 13:47 The Greek is singular.
  3. Acts 13:47 Isaiah 49:6

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