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Isaiah 49:1 - 49:4

I Will Give You as a Light of the Nations

Listen to Me, O coastlands,
And pay attention, you peoples from afar.
Yahweh called Me from the womb;
From the body of My mother He made My name to be remembered.
He has set My mouth like a sharp sword;
In the shadow of His hand He has concealed Me;
And He has also set Me as a select arrow;
He has hidden Me in His quiver.
He said to Me, “You are My Servant, Israel,
In Whom I will show forth My beautiful glory.”
But I said, “I have toiled in vain;
I have spent My might for nothing and vanity;
Yet surely the justice due to Me is with Yahweh,
And My reward with My God.”