This is what the Lord says—
    the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel(A)
to him who was despised(B) and abhorred by the nation,
    to the servant of rulers:
“Kings(C) will see you and stand up,
    princes will see and bow down,(D)
because of the Lord, who is faithful,(E)
    the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen(F) you.”

Restoration of Israel

This is what the Lord says:

“In the time of my favor(G) I will answer you,
    and in the day of salvation I will help you;(H)
I will keep(I) you and will make you
    to be a covenant for the people,(J)
to restore the land(K)
    and to reassign its desolate inheritances,(L)
to say to the captives,(M) ‘Come out,’
    and to those in darkness,(N) ‘Be free!’

“They will feed beside the roads
    and find pasture on every barren hill.(O)
10 They will neither hunger nor thirst,(P)
    nor will the desert heat or the sun beat down on them.(Q)
He who has compassion(R) on them will guide(S) them
    and lead them beside springs(T) of water.
11 I will turn all my mountains into roads,
    and my highways(U) will be raised up.(V)
12 See, they will come from afar(W)
    some from the north, some from the west,(X)
    some from the region of Aswan.[a]

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  1. Isaiah 49:12 Dead Sea Scrolls; Masoretic Text Sinim

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