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Thus says the Lord,
The Redeemer of Israel, [a]their Holy One,
(A)To Him [b]whom man despises,
To Him whom the nation abhors,
To the Servant of rulers:
(B)“Kings shall see and arise,
Princes also shall worship,
Because of the Lord who is faithful,
The Holy One of Israel;
And He has chosen You.”

Thus says the Lord:

“In an (C)acceptable[c] time I have heard You,
And in the day of salvation I have helped You;
I will [d]preserve You (D)and give You
As a covenant to the people,
To restore the earth,
To cause them to inherit the desolate [e]heritages;
That You may say (E)to the prisoners, ‘Go forth,’
To those who are in darkness, ‘Show yourselves.’

“They shall feed along the roads,
And their pastures shall be on all desolate heights.
10 They shall neither (F)hunger nor thirst,
(G)Neither heat nor sun shall strike them;
For He who has mercy on them (H)will lead them,
Even by the springs of water He will guide them.
11 (I)I will make each of My mountains a road,
And My highways shall be elevated.
12 Surely (J)these shall come from afar;
Look! Those from the north and the west,
And these from the land of Sinim.”

13 (K)Sing, O heavens!
Be joyful, O earth!
And break out in singing, O mountains!
For the Lord has comforted His people,
And will have mercy on His afflicted.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 49:7 Lit. his or its
  2. Isaiah 49:7 Lit. who is despised of soul
  3. Isaiah 49:8 favorable
  4. Isaiah 49:8 keep
  5. Isaiah 49:8 inheritances