Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Isaiah 49

Christ, being sent to the Jews, complaineth of them.

Isaiah 49:1 Hearken, ye Coastlands, unto me, And give ear, ye peoples afar off,—Yahweh, called me, from my birth, From my nativity, made he mention of my name; Isaiah 49:2 And he made my mouth, like a sharp sword, In the shadow of his hand, he concealed me,—And made of me a polished arrow, In his quiver, he hid me; Isaiah 49:3 And said to me, My Servant, thou art,—Israel, in whom I will get myself glory. Isaiah 49:4 But, I, said, To no purpose, have I toiled, For waste and mist—my vigour, have I spent,—Surely, my vindication, is, with, Yahweh, And, my recompence, with my God.

He is sent to the Gentiles with gracious promises.

Isaiah 49:5 Now, therefore, said Yahweh—Fashioning me from birth, To be Servant to him, To restore Jacob unto him, And that, Israel, unto him, might be gathered, And I be honourable in the eyes of Yahweh, And, my God, be proved to have been my strength; Isaiah 49:6 Yea he said—It is too small a thing, for being my, Servant, That thou shouldest raise up the tribes of Jacob, And, the preserved of Israel, shouldst restore,—So I will give thee to become a light of nations, That, my salvation, may reach as far as, the end of the earth. Isaiah 49:7 Thus, saith Yahweh—the Redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, To him that is despised of the soul, To the abhorred of the nation, To the servant of rulers, Kings, shall see and arise, Princes, lo! they have bowed themselves down,—Because of Yahweh, who is faithful, The Holy One of Israel, lo! he hath chosen thee. Isaiah 49:8 Thus, saith Yahweh—In a time of acceptance, have I answered thee, In a day of salvation, have I helped thee,—That I may preserve thee, And give thee as the covenant of a people, To establish the land, To bring into possession the desolate heritages; Isaiah 49:9 Saying To them who are bound, Go forth, To them who are in darkness, Shew yourselves,—By the roads, shall they graze, And, on all bare places, shall be their pasture: Isaiah 49:10 They shall neither hunger, nor thirst, Nor shall smite, them the glowing sand, or the glaring sun,—For, he that hath compassion upon them, will lead them, And, unto springs of water, will he conduct them. Isaiah 49:11 Then will I make of all my mountains, a road, And, my highways, shall be upraised. Isaiah 49:12 Lo! these, from afar, shall come in,—And lo! these, from the North and from the West, And, these, from the land of Sinim.

God's love is perpetual to his Church.

Isaiah 49:13 Shout in triumph—O heavens! And exult—O earth! And break forth, ye mountains, into shouts of triumph,—For Yahweh hath comforted his people, And, on his humbled ones, taketh he compassion. Isaiah 49:14 But Zion, had said, Yahweh hath forsaken, me,—Even, My Lord, hath forgotten me! Isaiah 49:15 Can, a woman, forget, her sucking child, Past taking compassion on the son of her womb? Even these, may forget, Yet will, I, not forget, thee: Isaiah 49:16 Lo! on the palms of my hands, have I portrayed thee,—Thy walls, are before me continually. Isaiah 49:17 In haste, are thy sons,—They who have been tearing thee down and laying thee waste, out of thee, let them go forth!

The ample restoration of the Church.

Isaiah 49:18 Lift up, round about, thine eyes, and see, All those, have gathered themselves together—have come to thee! As I live, Declareth Yahweh,—Surely, all those—as an ornament, shalt thou put on, And bind them about thee for a girdle, as a bride. Isaiah 49:19 Surely, as for thy wastes, and thy desolations, and thy land of ruins, Surely, now, shalt thou be too strait for thine inhabitants, And, far off, shall be they who have been swallowing thee up. Isaiah 49:20 The children of whom thou wast bereaved, shall yet, say in thine ears,—Too strait for me, is the place, Make room for me, that I may settle down. Isaiah 49:21 Then shalt thou say in thy heart,—Who hath borne me, these, Seeing, I, have been bereaved, and unfruitful, a captive and banished? These, therefore, who, hath brought them up? Lo! I, was left, alone, These, where were, they? Isaiah 49:22 Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh—Lo! I will lift up, unto nations, my hand, Yea, unto peoples, will I raise high my banner,—And they shall bring in thy sons in their bosom, And, thy daughters, on the shoulder, shall be borne; Isaiah 49:23 And, kings, shall be, thy foster-fathers, And, their queens, thy nursing mothers, With face to the ground, shall they bow down to thee, The dust of thy feet, shall they lick,—So shalt thou know that, I, am Yahweh, In that, they shall not be put to shame, Who were waiting for me.

The powerful deliverance out of captivity.

Isaiah 49:24 Shall prey, be taken from a mighty one? Or, the captive of one in the right, be delivered? Isaiah 49:25 Surely, thus, saith Yahweh—Even the captive of the mighty one, shall be taken away, And, the prey of the tyrant, be delivered; And, thine opposers, I, will oppose, And, thy children, I, will save; Isaiah 49:26 Then will I feed thy tormentors with their own flesh, And, as with new wine—with their own blood, shall they be drunk,—So shall all flesh, know, that, I—Yahweh, am thy Saviour, And, thy Redeemer, is the Mighty One of Jacob.

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