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Isaiah 41:14

Context
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Don’t be afraid, despised insignificant Jacob, 1  men of 2  Israel. I am helping you,” says the Lord, your protector, 3  the Holy One of Israel. 4 

XREF

De 7:7; Job 19:25; Job 25:6; Ps 19:14; Ps 22:6; Isa 43:14; Isa 44:6,24; Isa 47:4; Isa 48:17; Isa 49:7,26; Isa 54:5,8; Isa 59:20; Isa 60:16; Isa 63:16; Jer 50:34; Mt 7:14; Lu 12:32; Ro 9:27; Ga 3:13; Tit 2:14; Re 5:9

NET © Notes

tn Heb “O worm Jacob” (NAB, NIV). The worm metaphor suggests that Jacob is insignificant and despised.

tn On the basis of the parallelism (note “worm”) and an alleged Akkadian cognate, some read “louse” or “weevil.” Cf. NAB “O maggot Israel”; NRSV “you insect Israel.”

tn Heb “your kinsman redeemer.” A גָּאַל (gaal, “kinsman redeemer”) was a protector of the extended family’s interests.

sn See the note on the phrase “the Holy One of Israel” in 1:4.



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