Bible: Isaiah 49:22-26

49:22 This is what the sovereign Lord says:

“Look I will raise my hand to the nations;

I will raise my signal flag to the peoples.

They will bring your sons in their arms

and carry your daughters on their shoulders.

49:23 Kings will be your children’s 1  guardians;

their princesses will nurse your children. 2 

With their faces to the ground they will bow down to you

and they will lick the dirt on 3  your feet.

Then you will recognize that I am the Lord;

those who wait patiently for me are not put to shame.

49:24 Can spoils be taken from a warrior,

or captives be rescued from a conqueror? 4 

49:25 Indeed,” says the Lord,

“captives will be taken from a warrior;

spoils will be rescued from a conqueror.

I will oppose your adversary

and I will rescue your children.

49:26 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh;

they will get drunk on their own blood, as if it were wine. 5 

Then all humankind 6  will recognize that

I am the Lord, your deliverer,

your protector, 7  the powerful ruler of Jacob.” 8 

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