And now the LORD says-- he who formed me in the womb16 to be his servant to bring Jacob back to him and gather Israel17 to himself, for I ama honored18 in the eyes of the LORD and my God has been my strength19--
Or "him, / but Israel would not be gathered; / yet I will be"
he says: "It is too small a thing for you to be my servant20 to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept.21 I will also make you a light22 for the Gentiles,23 that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth."24
This is what the LORD says-- the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel25-- to him who was despised26 and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of rulers: "Kings27 will see you and stand up, princes will see and bow down,28 because of the LORD, who is faithful,29 the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen30 you."
This is what the LORD says: "In the time of my favor31 I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you;32 I will keep33 you and will make you to be a covenant for the people,34 to restore the land35 and to reassign its desolate inheritances,36
Then you will say in your heart, 'Who bore me these?70 I was bereaved71 and barren; I was exiled and rejected.72 Who brought these73 up? I was left74 all alone,75 but these--where have they come from?' "
This is what the Sovereign LORD 76 says: "See, I will beckon to the nations, I will lift up my banner77 to the peoples; they will bring78 your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their hips.79
Kings80 will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers.81 They will bow down82 before you with their faces to the ground; they will lick the dust83 at your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD;84 those who hope85 in me will not be disappointed.86"
Dead Sea Scrolls, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Septuagint and verse 25); Masoretic Text "righteous"
But this is what the LORD says: "Yes, captives88 will be taken from warriors,89 and plunder retrieved from the fierce;90 I will contend with those who contend with you,9192 and your children I will save.93
I will make your oppressors94 eat95 their own flesh; they will be drunk on their own blood,96 as with wine. Then the whole human race will know97 that I, the LORD, am your Savior,98 your Redeemer,99 the Mighty One of Jacob.100"