Bible: Isa 49:4-5

49:4 But I thought, 1 I have worked in vain;

I have expended my energy for absolutely nothing.” 2 

But the Lord will vindicate me;

my God will reward me. 3 

49:5 So now the Lord says,

the one who formed me from birth 4  to be his servant

he did this 5  to restore Jacob to himself,

so that Israel might be gathered to him;

and I will be honored 6  in the Lord’s sight,

for my God is my source of strength 7 

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