The Servant of the Lord

Isaiah 49

1 "Listen, a O coastlands, to Me,
And take heed, you peoples from afar!
b The LORD has called Me from the womb;
From the 1 matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name.
2 And He has made c My mouth like a sharp sword;
d In the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me,
And made Me e a polished shaft;
In His quiver He has hidden Me."
3 "And He said to me,
f 'You are My servant, O Israel,
g In whom I will be glorified.'
4 h Then I said, 'I have labored in vain,
I have spent my strength for nothing and in vain;
Yet surely my 2 just reward is with the LORD,
And my 3 work with my God.' "

5 "And now the LORD says,
Who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant,
To bring Jacob back to Him,
So that Israel i is 4 gathered to Him
(For I shall be glorious in the eyes of the LORD,
And My God shall be My strength),
6 Indeed He says,
'It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant
To raise up the tribes of Jacob,
And to restore the preserved ones of Israel;
I will also give You as a j light to the Gentiles,
That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.' "

7 Thus says the LORD,
The Redeemer of Israel, 5 their Holy One,
k To Him 6 whom man despises,
To Him whom the nation abhors,
To the Servant of rulers:
l "Kings shall see and arise,
Princes also shall worship,
Because of the LORD who is faithful,
The Holy One of Israel;
And He has chosen You."

  1. Cross References
    Isaiah 41:1
    Keep silence before Me, O coastlands, And let the people renew their strength! Let them come near, then let them speak; Let us come near together for judgment.
  2. Cross References
    Jeremiah 1:5
    "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations."
    Matthew 1:20
    But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
    Luke 1:35
    And the angel answered and said to her, " The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.
    John 1:14
    And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
    John 10:36
    Do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'?
  3. Cross References
    Isaiah 11:4
    But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, And decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.
    Hosea 6:5
    Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets, I have slain them by the words of My mouth; And your judgments are like light that goes forth.
    Hebrews 4:12
    For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
    Revelation 1:16
    He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.
    Revelation 2:12
    And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, 'These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword:
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 51:16
    And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, That I may plant the heavens, Lay the foundations of the earth, And say to Zion, 'You are My people.'
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 45:5
    Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the King's enemies; The peoples fall under You.
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 41:8
    But you, Israel, are My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, The descendants of Abraham My friend.
    Isaiah 42:1
    Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.
    Zechariah 3:8
    Hear, O Joshua, the high priest, You and your companions who sit before you, For they are a wondrous sign; For behold, I am bringing forth My Servant the BRANCH.
  7. Cross References
    Isaiah 44:23
    Sing, O heavens, for the LORD has done it! Shou...
    Matthew 12:18
    Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen, My Belov...
    John 13:31
    So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the ...
    John 13:32
    If God is glorified in Him, God will also glori...
    John 14:13
    And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do...
    John 15:8
    By this My Father is glorified, that you bear m...
    John 17:4
    I have glorified You on the earth. I have finis...
    Ephesians 1:6
    To the praise of the glory of His grace, by whi...
  8. Cross References
    Ezekiel 3:19
    Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
  9. Cross References
    Matthew 23:37
    O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!
    Romans 11:25 - 29
    For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
  10. Cross References
    Isaiah 42:6
    I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, And will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the Gentiles.
    Isaiah 51:4
    Listen to Me, My people; And give ear to Me, O My nation: For law will proceed from Me, And I will make My justice rest As a light of the peoples.
    Luke 2:32
    A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel.
    Acts 13:47
    "For so the Lord has commanded us: 'I have set you as a light to the Gentiles, That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.'"
    Galatians 3:14
    That the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 22:6
    But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men,...
    Isaiah 53:3
    He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of so...
    Matthew 26:67
    Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and ot...
    Matthew 27:41
    Likewise the chief priests also, mocking with t...
    Mark 15:29
    And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging...
    Luke 23:35
    And the people stood looking on. But even the r...
  12. Cross References
    Isaiah 52:15
    So shall He sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at Him; For what had not been told them they shall see, And what they had not heard they shall consider.
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