58And now the LORD says, he 9who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him; and that Israel might be gathered to him-- for 10I am honored in the eyes of the LORD, and my God has become my strength--
he says: "It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to bring back the preserved of Israel; 11I will make you 12as a light for the nations, that 13my salvation may reach to the end of the earth."
Thus says the LORD, 14the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, 15to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nation, the servant of rulers: 16"Kings shall see and arise; princes, and they shall prostrate themselves; because of the LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you."
Thus says the LORD: 17"In a 18time of favor I have answered you; in a day of salvation I have helped you; I will keep you 19and give you as a covenant to the people, to establish the land, 20to apportion the desolate heritages,
Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, 41and raise my signal to the peoples; 42and they shall bring your sons in their bosom, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders.
2343Kings shall be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. 44With their faces to the ground they shall bow down to you, and 45lick the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; 46those who wait for me 47shall not be put to shame."
2649I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh, and they shall be drunk 50with their own blood as with wine. Then all flesh shall know that 51I am the LORD your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."