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And the offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof;
His name should not have been cut off nor destroyed from before me.
Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans,
He caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them:
He clave the rock also, and the waters gushed out.
Listen, O isles, unto me;
I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain:
Yet surely my judgment is with the Lord,
And my work with my God.
And now, saith the Lord that formed me from the
womb to be his servant, To bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, Yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord, And my God shall be my strength. And he said, It is a light 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
Thus saith the Lord, 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 also shall worship,
Because of the Lord that is faithful,
And the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
Thus saith the Lord,
In an acceptable time have I heard 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 establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
That thou may est say to the prisoners, Go forth;
To them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves.
They shall feed in the ways,
And their pastures shall be in all high places.
They shall not hunger nor thirst;
Neither shall the heat nor sun smite them:
For he that hath mercy on them shall lead them,
Even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
And I will make all my mountains a way,
And my highways shall be exalted.
Behold, these shall come from far:
And, lo, these from the north and from the west;
And these from the land of Sinim.
Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth;
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Yea, they may forget,
Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands;
Thy walls are continually before me.
Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold:
As I live, saith the Lord, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament,
And bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.
For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction,
Shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants,
And they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.
The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears,
The place is too strait for me:
Give place to me that I may dwell.
Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me these,
Seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate,
A captive, and removing to and fro?
And who hath brought up these?
And kings shall be thy nursing fathers,
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. And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh;