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Isaiah 49:18-23

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49:18 Look all around you! 1 

All of them gather to you.

As surely as I live,” says the Lord,

“you will certainly wear all of them like jewelry;

you will put them on as if you were a bride.

49:19 Yes, your land lies in ruins;

it is desolate and devastated. 2 

But now you will be too small to hold your residents,

and those who devoured you will be far away.

49:20 Yet the children born during your time of bereavement

will say within your hearing,

‘This place is too cramped for us, 3 

make room for us so we can live here.’ 4 

49:21 Then you will think to yourself, 5 

‘Who bore these children for me?

I was bereaved and barren,

dismissed and divorced. 6 

Who raised these children?

Look, I was left all alone;

where did these children come from?’”

49:22 This is what the sovereign Lord says:

“Look I will raise my hand to the nations;

I will raise my signal flag to the peoples.

They will bring your sons in their arms

and carry your daughters on their shoulders.

49:23 Kings will be your children’s 7  guardians;

their princesses will nurse your children. 8 

With their faces to the ground they will bow down to you

and they will lick the dirt on 9  your feet.

Then you will recognize that I am the Lord;

those who wait patiently for me are not put to shame.

1 tn Heb “Lift up around your eyes and see.”

2 tn Heb “Indeed your ruins and your desolate places, and the land of your destruction.” This statement is abruptly terminated in the Hebrew text and left incomplete.

3 tn Heb “me.” The singular is collective.

4 tn Heb “draw near to me so I can dwell.”

5 tn Heb “and you will say in your heart.”

6 tn Or “exiled and thrust away”; NIV “exiled and rejected.”

7 tn Heb “your,” but Zion here stands by metonymy for her children (see v. 22b).

8 tn Heb “you.” See the preceding note.

9 tn Or “at your feet” (NAB, NIV); NLT “from your feet.”



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