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The Messiah’s Mission Isaiah 49

Mosaic of the 12 Tribes of Israel. From Givat ...

Mosaic of the 12 Tribes of Israel. From Givat Mordechai synagogue wall in Jerusalem. Top row, right to left: Reuben, Judah, Dan, Asher Middle: Simeon, Issachar, Naphtali, Joseph Bottom: Levi, Zebulun, Gad, Benjamin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Listen, O coastlands, to Me,

And take heed, you peoples from afar!

The Lord has called Me from the womb;

From the matrix of My mother He has

made mention of My name.

And He has made My mouth like a

sharp sword;

In the shadow of His hand He has

hidden Me,

And made Me a polished shaft;

In His quiver He has hidden Me.

“And He said to me,

‘You are My servant, O Israel,

In whom I will be glorified.’

Then I said, ‘I have labored in vain,

I have spent my strength for nothing

and in vain;

Ye surely my just reward is with the


And my work with my God.’ ”

“And now the LORD says,

Who formed Me from the womb to be 

His Servant,

To bring Jacob back to Him,

So that Israel is gathered to Him

(For I shall be glorious in the eyes of

the LORD,

And My God shall be My strength).

Indeed He says,

‘It is too small a thing that You should

be My Servant

To raise up the tribes of Jacob,

And to restore the preserved ones of


I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles,

That You should be My salvation to the

ends of the earth.’ ”

Thus says the LORD,

The Redeemer of Israel, their Holy


To Him, whom man despises,

To Him whom the nation abhors,

To the Servant of rulers:

“Kings shall see and arise,

Princes also shall worship,

Because of the LORD who is faithful,

The Holy One of Israel;

And He has chose You.”

Thus says the LORD:

“In an acceptable time I have heard


And in the day of salvation I have helped


I will preserve You and give You

As a covenant to the people,

To restore the earth,

To cause them to inherit the desolate


That You may say to the prisoners, ‘Go


To those who are in darkness, ‘Show


“They shall feed along the roads,

And their pastures shall be on all

desolate heights.

They shall neither hunger nor thirst,

Neither heat nor sun shall strike them;

For He who has mercy on them will

lead them,

Even by the springs of water He will

guide them.

I will make each of My mountains a


And My highways shall be elevated.

Surely these shall come from afar;

Look! Those from the north and the


And thse from the land of Sinim.”

Sing, O heavens!

Be joyful, O earth!

And break out in singing, O mountains!

For the LORD has comforted His people,

And will have mercy on His afflicted.

But Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken


And My LORD has forgotten me.”

“Can a woman forget her nursing child,

And not have compassion for the son of

her womb?

Surely they may forget,

Yet I will not forget you.

See, I have inscribed you on the palms

   of My hands;

Your walls are continually before Me.

Your sons shall make haste;

Your destroyers and those who laid you


Shall go away from you.

Lift up your eyes, look around and see;

All these gather to gather together and come to


As I live,” says the LORD

“You shall surely clothe yourselves with

them all as an ornament,

And bind them on you as a bride does.

“For your waste and desolate places,

And the land of your destruction,

Will even now be too small for the


And those who swallowed you up will

be far away.

The children you will have,

After you have lost the others,

Will say again in your ears,

‘The place is too small for me;

Give me a place where I may dwell.’

Then you will say in your heart,

‘Who had begotten these for me,

Since I have lost my children and am


A captive, and wandering to and fro?

And who has brought these up?

There I was, left alone;

But these, where were they?’ ”

Thus says the LORD God:

“Behold, I will lift My hand in an oath to

the nations,

And set up My standard for the


They shall bring your sons in their


And your daughters shall be carried on

their shoulders;

Kings shall be your foster fathers,

And their queens your nursing mothers;

They shall bow down to you with their

faces to the earth,

And lick up the dust of your feet.

Then you will know that I am the


For they shall not be ashamed who wait

for Me.”

Shall the prey be taken for the


Or the captives of the righteous be


But thus says the LORD:

“Even the captives of the might shall be

taken away,

And the prey of the terrible be


For I will contend with him who

contends with you,

And I will save your children.

I will feed those who oppress you with

their own flesh,

And they shall be drunk with their own

blood as with sweet wine.

All flesh shall know

That I, the LORD, am your Savior,

And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”

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      April 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm

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