Bible: Isaiah 49:5-7

49:5 So now the Lord says,

the one who formed me from birth 1  to be his servant

he did this 2  to restore Jacob to himself,

so that Israel might be gathered to him;

and I will be honored 3  in the Lord’s sight,

for my God is my source of strength 4 

49:6 he says, “Is it too insignificant a task for you to be my servant,

to reestablish the tribes of Jacob,

and restore the remnant 5  of Israel? 6 

I will make you a light to the nations, 7 

so you can bring 8  my deliverance to the remote regions of the earth.”

49:7 This is what the Lord,

the protector 9  of Israel, their Holy One, 10  says

to the one who is despised 11  and rejected 12  by nations, 13 

a servant of rulers:

“Kings will see and rise in respect, 14 

princes will bow down,

because of the faithful Lord,

the Holy One of Israel who has chosen you.”

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