ISA-49:1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from

far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of

my mother hath he made mention of my name.

ISA-49:2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the

shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft;

in his quiver hath he hid me;

ISA-49:3 And said unto me, Thou [art] my servant, O Israel, in

whom I will be glorified.

ISA-49:4 Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my

strength for nought, and in vain: [yet] surely my judgment [is]

with the LORD, and my work with my God.

ISA-49:5 And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb

[to be] his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel

be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD,

 and my God shall be my strength.

ISA-49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be

my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the

preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the

Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the


ISA-49:7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, [and] his

Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation

abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise,

princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful,

 [and] the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.

ISA-49:8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard

thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will

preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to

establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;

ISA-49:9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to

them that [are] in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in

the ways, and their pastures [shall be] in all high places.

ISA-49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the

heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall

lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.

ISA-49:11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my

highways shall be exalted.

ISA-49:12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from

the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.

ISA-49:13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break

forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his

people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.

ISA-49:14 But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord

hath forgotten me.

ISA-49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should

not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget,

 yet will I not forget thee.

ISA-49:16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of [my]

hands; thy walls [are] continually before me.

ISA-49:17 Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they

that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.

ISA-49:18 Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these

gather themselves together, [and] come to thee. [As] I live,

saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as

with an ornament, and bind them [on thee], as a bride [doeth].

ISA-49:19 For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of

thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the

inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.

ISA-49:20 The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast

lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place [is]

too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell.

ISA-49:21 Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten

me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a

captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these?

Behold, I was left alone; these, where [had] they [been]?

ISA-49:22 Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine

hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and

they shall bring thy sons in [their] arms, and thy daughters

shall be carried upon [their] shoulders.

ISA-49:23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their

queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with

[their] face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet;

and thou shalt know that I [am] the LORD: for they shall not be

ashamed that wait for me.

ISA-49:24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful

captive delivered?

ISA-49:25 But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the

mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall

be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with

thee, and I will save thy children.

ISA-49:26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own

flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with

sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD [am] thy

Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.