Septuaginta. The Book of Isaiah According to the Septuagint (Codex Alexandrinus). Ottley, Richard, Rusden, editor. Cambridge: C.J. Clay and Sons, 1904.

XLIX. 1 Hearken to me, ye isles, and attend to me, ye nations; after long time shall it stand, saith the Lord. From my ’s womb he called my name,

2 And set my mouth as a sharp sword, and under the shelter of his hand he hid me; he made me as a chosen arrow, and in his quiver he sheltered me,

[*](16. Omit ‘nor in a dark place of the earth,’ ℵca cb BQ. (Cf. xlv. B repeats ‘the Lord.’)[*](17. (I am thy God,) omitted by A a?)[*](20. Rather, ‘proclaim it,’ B. ‘his bondman Jacob,’)[*](21. Α reads ‘be thirsty’ in fut. (not strict grammar). ‘he will bring for them through the wilderness, he will bring it for them...,’)[*](2. ‘in his quiver be hid me,’ B.)

3 And said unto me, Thou art my bondman, Israel, and in thee will I, be glorified.

4 And I said, Vainly have I laboured, in vain and for nought have I given my strength; therefore my judgment is from the, Lord, and my toil before my. God.

5 And now thus saith the Lord, that formed me from the womb his bondslave, to gather together Jacob and Israel unto him, I will be gathered, and will be glorified before the Lord, and my God shall be my strength.

6 And he said to me, It is a great, thing for thee, that thou mayest be called my servant, that thou mayest set up the tribes of Jacob, and turn again the dispersion of Israel; behold. I have set thee for a light of nations, that thou mayest be for salvation unto the end of the earth.

7 Thus saith the Lord thy deliverer, the God of Israel, Sanctify him that lightly esteemeth his soul, him that is held abominable by the nations, the slaves of the rulers; kings shall see him, and rulers shall rise up and worship him for the Lord's sake: for faithful is the Holy One of Israel, and I chose thee.

8 Thus saith the Lord, In an acceptable time I heard thee, and in a day of salvation I helped thee, and gave thee for a covenant of nations, to establish the earth, and to cause to inherit desolate heritages,

9 Saying to them that are in bonds, Go forth, and (bidding) them that are in darkness be revealed. And in all the ways they shall feed, and in all paths is their pasture.

[*](4. ‘with the Lord,’)[*](5. ‘to gather Jacob unto him and Israel,’ B ‘Israel and Jacob,’ ‘they shall be gathered, and glorified,’)[*](6. (have given thee, B), ‘for a covenant of a race, for a ’ ℵB. (Cf. xlii. 6.) 8. Or. ‘allot’ as in Heb. ‘helped thee, and formed thee, and gave thee....’B.)[*](9. ‘revealed. In all...,’B.)

10 They shall not hunger nor thirst, neither shall burning heat nor sun smite them; but he that hath mercy on them shall comfort them, and lead them through springs of waters:

11 And I will turn every mountain into a way, and every path into a pasture for them.

12 Behold, these come from far, these from the north, and these from the sea, and others from the land of the Persians.

13 Rejoice, ye heavens, and let the earth exult: let the mountains break out in joy, because God hath had mercy on his people, and hath comforted the humble among his people.

14 But Zion said, The Lord hath forsaken me; and, The Lord hath forgotten me.

15 Will a mother forget her little child, not to have mercy on the offspring of her womb? but even if a woman should forget this, yet will I not forget thee, saith the Lord.

16 Behold, I have painted thy walls upon my hands, and thou art alway before me.

17 And sdon shalt thou be built by them, by whom thou wast destroyed, and they that laid thee desolate shall come forth from thee.

18 Lift up thine eyes around, and look on (them) all; behold, they were gathered together, and came to thee; as I live, saith the Lord, thou shalt clothe thee with them all, and shalt put them on thee as a bride's adornment.

19 For thy desolate, and destroyed, and fallen places, shall. now be narrow by reason of thine inhabitants; and they that swallowed thee up shall be far removed from thee.

20 For thy sons, whom thou hast lost, shall say in thine ears, The place is (too) narrow for me: make a place for me, that I may dwell in it.