So now the Lord says, the one who formed me from birth 1 to be his servant – he did this 2 to restore Jacob to himself, so that Israel might be gathered to him; and I will be honored 3 in the Lord’s sight, for my God is my source of strength 4 –
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1 tn Heb “from the womb” (so KJV, NASB).
2 tn The words “he did this” are supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons. In the Hebrew text the infinitive construct of purpose is subordinated to the previous statement.
3 tn The vav (ו) + imperfect is translated here as a result clause; one might interpret it as indicating purpose, “and so I might be honored.”
4 tn Heb “and my God is [perhaps, “having been”] my strength.” The disjunctive structure (vav [ו] + subject + verb) is interpreted here as indicating a causal circumstantial clause.