Isaiah 49
American Standard Version
You Are My Servant

1Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye peoples, from far: Jehovah hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name:

2and he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me: and he hath made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he kept me close:

3and he said unto me, Thou art my servant; Israel, in whom I will be glorified.

4But I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nought and vanity; yet surely the justice due to me is with Jehovah, and my recompense with my God.

5And now saith Jehovah that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, and that Israel be gathered unto him (for I am honorable in the eyes of Jehovah, and my God is become my strength);

6yea, he saith, It is too light a 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 earth.

7Thus saith Jehovah, 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, and they shall worship; because of Jehovah that is faithful, even the Holy One of Israel, who hath chosen thee.

The Restoration of Israel

8Thus saith Jehovah, In an acceptable time have I answered 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 raise up the land, to make them inherit the desolate heritages:

9saying to them that are bound, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and on all bare heights shall be their pasture.

10They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them will lead them, even by springs of water will he guide them.

11And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.

12Lo, these shall come from far; and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.

13Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for Jehovah hath comforted his people, and will have compassion upon his afflicted.

14But Zion said, Jehovah hath forsaken me, and the Lord hath forgotten me.

15Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, these may forget, yet will not I forget thee.

16Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.

17Thy children make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth from thee.

18Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith Jehovah, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all as with an ornament, and gird thyself with them, like a bride.

19For, as for thy waste and thy desolate places, and thy land that hath been destroyed, surely now shalt thou be too strait for the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.

20The children of thy bereavement shall yet say in thine ears, The place is too strait for me; give place to me that I may dwell.

21Then shalt thou say in thy heart, Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have been bereaved of my children, and am solitary, an exile, and wandering to and fro? and who hath brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where were they?

22Thus saith the Lord Jehovah, Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and set up my ensign to the peoples; and they shall bring thy sons in their bosom, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.

23And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their faces to the earth, and lick the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am Jehovah; and they that wait for me shall not be put to shame.

24Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captives be delivered?

25But thus saith Jehovah, 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.

26And 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, Jehovah, am thy Saviour, and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Christ being sent to the Jews, complains of them
5. He is sent to the Gentiles with gracious promises
13. God's love is perpetual to his church
18. The ample restoration of the church
24. The powerful deliverance out of captivity
Isaiah 1: Judah's Rebellion

Isaiah 2: The Mountain of the Lord

Isaiah 3: Judgment Against Judah and Jerusalem

Isaiah 4: A Remnant in Zion

Isaiah 5: The Song of the Vineyard

Isaiah 6: Isaiah's Vision of the Lord in His Glory

Isaiah 7: A Message to Ahaz

Isaiah 8: Assyrian Invasion Prophesied

Isaiah 9: Unto Us a Child is Born

Isaiah 10: Woe to Tyrants

Isaiah 11: The Root of Jesse

Isaiah 12: Joyful Thanksgiving

Isaiah 13: A Judgment Against Babylon

Isaiah 14: God's Restoration of Israel

Isaiah 15: The Burden Concerning Moab

Isaiah 16: A Prophecy of Moab's Devastation

Isaiah 17: A Prophecy About Damascus

Isaiah 18: A Message to Ethiopia

Isaiah 19: The Burden Concerning Egypt

Isaiah 20: A Sign Against Egypt and Ethiopia

Isaiah 21: Babylon is Fallen

Isaiah 22: The Valley of Vision

Isaiah 23: The Fall of Tyre

Isaiah 24: God's Judgment on the Earth

Isaiah 25: Song of Praise for God's Favor

Isaiah 26: Song of Trust in God's Provision

Isaiah 27: The Deliverance of Israel

Isaiah 28: Judgment on Ephraim

Isaiah 29: Woe to the City of David

Isaiah 30: The Worthless Treaty with Egypt

Isaiah 31: Woe to Those Relying on Egypt

Isaiah 32: A Righteous King

Isaiah 33: The Lord is Exalted

Isaiah 34: God's Judgments on the Nations

Isaiah 35: The Glory of Zion

Isaiah 36: Sennacherib Invades Judah

Isaiah 37: Hezekiah Seeks Isaiah's Help

Isaiah 38: Hezekiah's Illness and Recovery

Isaiah 39: Hezekiah Shows his Treasures

Isaiah 40: Comfort for God's People

Isaiah 41: God's Help to Israel

Isaiah 42: The Lord's Chosen Servant

Isaiah 43: Israel's Only Savior

Isaiah 44: The Lord Has Chosen Israel

Isaiah 45: God Calls Cyrus

Isaiah 46: Babylon's Idols

Isaiah 47: The Fall of Babylon Predicted

Isaiah 48: Israel's Stubbornness

Isaiah 49: You Are My Servant

Isaiah 50: Israel's Sin

Isaiah 51: Salvation for Zion

Isaiah 52: Deliverance for Jerusalem

Isaiah 53: The Suffering Servant

Isaiah 54: Future Blessings for Zion

Isaiah 55: Invitation to the Needy

Isaiah 56: Salvation for All Nations

Isaiah 57: The Blessed Death of the Righteous

Isaiah 58: True Fasts and Sabbaths

Isaiah 59: Sin Separates Us From God

Isaiah 60: Future Glory for Zion

Isaiah 61: The Year of the Lord's Favor

Isaiah 62: Zion's Salvation and New Name

Isaiah 63: God's Judgment on the Nations

Isaiah 64: Prayer for Illustration of God's Power

Isaiah 65: Judgments and Promises

Isaiah 66: Heaven is My Throne

Isaiah 48
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