Bible: Isaiah 49:6-8

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 1  of Israel? 2 

I will make you a light to the nations, 3 

so you can bring 4  my deliverance to the remote regions of the earth.”

49:7 This is what the Lord,

the protector 5  of Israel, their Holy One, 6  says

to the one who is despised 7  and rejected 8  by nations, 9 

a servant of rulers:

“Kings will see and rise in respect, 10 

princes will bow down,

because of the faithful Lord,

the Holy One of Israel who has chosen you.”

49:8 This is what the Lord says:

“At the time I decide to show my favor, I will respond to you;

in the day of deliverance I will help you;

I will protect you 11  and make you a covenant mediator for people, 12 

to rebuild 13  the land 14 

and to reassign the desolate property.

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