The Lord says, "People of Jacob, you are my servants. Listen to me! People of Israel, I chose you."
This is what the Lord says, who made you, who formed you in your mother's body, who will help you: "People of Jacob, my servants, don't be afraid. Israel, I chose you.
I will pour out water for the thirsty land and make streams flow on dry land. and my blessing on your descendants.
Your children will grow like a tree in the grass, like poplar trees growing beside streams of water.
One person will say, 'I belong to the Lord,' and another will use the name Jacob. Another will sign his name 'I am the Lord's,' and another will use the name Israel."
The Lord, the king of Israel, is the Lord All-Powerful, who saves Israel. This is what he says: "I am the beginning and the end. I am the only God.