Isaiah 49:1-13 DBY

1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye peoples from afar. Jehovah hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

References for Isaiah 49:1

    • a 49:1 - Leummim: see Ps. 2.1.
      2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword, he hath concealed me under the shadow of his hand, and he hath made me a polished shaft: in his quiver hath he hidden me.
      3 And he said unto me, Thou art my servant, Israel, in whom I will glorify myself.
      4 -- And I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought and in vain; nevertheless my judgment is with Jehovah, and my work with my God.

      References for Isaiah 49:4

        • b 49:4 - The Hebrew word implies exhausting labour.
        • c 49:4 - As ch. 40.17,23.
        • d 49:4 - Or 'right.'
        • e 49:4 - Or 'wages.'
          5 And now, saith Jehovah, that formed me from the womb to be his servant, that I should bring Jacob again to him; (though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorified in the eyes of Jehovah, and my God shall be my strength;)
          6 -- and he saith, It is a small thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel; I have even given thee for a light of the nations, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
          7 Thus saith Jehovah, the Redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to the servant of rulers: Kings shall see and arise, princes, and they shall worship, because of Jehovah who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who hath chosen thee.

          References for Isaiah 49:7

            • f 49:7 - Lit. 'the despised of the soul' (i.e. of man).
              8 Thus saith Jehovah: In a time of acceptance have I answered thee, and in the day of salvation have I helped thee; and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the land, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;

              References for Isaiah 49:8

                • g 49:8 - Or 'the earth.'
                  9 saying to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pasture shall be on all bare hills.

                  References for Isaiah 49:9

                    • h 49:9 - See Jer. 3.2: 'heights.'
                      10 They shall not hunger nor thirst, neither shall the heat nor sun smite them; for he that hath mercy on them will lead them, and by the springs of water will he guide them.
                      11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be raised up.
                      12 Behold, these shall come from afar; and behold, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.

                      References for Isaiah 49:12

                          13 Shout, ye heavens; and be joyful, thou earth; and break forth into singing, ye mountains: for Jehovah hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted ones.