he says: "It is too small a thing for you to be my servant1 to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept.2 I will also make you a light3 for the Gentiles,4 that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth."57
This is what the LORD says-- the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel6-- to him who was despised7 and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of rulers: "Kings8 will see you and rise up, princes will see and bow down,9 because of the LORD, who is faithful,10 the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen11 you."
This is what the LORD says: "In the time of my favor12 I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you;13 I will keep14 you and will make you to be a covenant for the people,15 to restore the land16 and to reassign its desolate inheritances,179
to say to the captives,18 'Come out,' and to those in darkness,19 'Be free!' "They will feed beside the roads and find pasture on every barren hill.2010
They will neither hunger nor thirst,21 nor will the desert heat or the sun beat upon them.22 He who has compassion23 on them will guide24 them and lead them beside springs25 of water.
I will turn all my mountains into roads, and my highways26 will be raised up.2712
See, they will come from afar28-- some from the north, some from the west,29 some from the region of Aswan.a "