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Isaiah 49 - AMP

2 And He has made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of His hand has He hid me and made me a polished arrow; in His quiver has He kept me close and concealed me. 3 And said to me, You are My It is difficult to know positively to whom the Lord is speaking in these next verses--whether (1) to the Messiah, (2) to Israel, or (3) to Isaiah. The large majority of early authorities favored interpretation (1); later scholars incline toward interpretation (2). See also footnote on Isa. 42:1.servant, Israel , in whom I will be glorified. 4 Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and in empty futility; yet surely my right is with the Lord, and my recompense is with my God. 5 And now, says the Lord--Who formed me from the womb to be His servant to bring Jacob back to Him and that Israel might be gathered to Him and not be swept away, for I am honorable in the eyes of the Lord and my God has become my strength-- 6 He says, It is too light a thing that you should be My servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the survivors of Israel; I will also give you for a light to the nations, that My salvation may extend to the end of the earth. 7 Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, Israel's Holy One, to him whom man rejects and despises, to him whom the nations abhor, to the servant of rulers: Kings shall see you and arise; princes, and they shall prostrate themselves, because of the Lord, Who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, Who has chosen you. 8 Thus says the Lord, In an acceptable and favorable time I have heard and answered you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you; and I will preserve you and give you for a covenant to the people, to raise up and establish the land and to apportion and cause them to inherit the desolate heritages, 9 Saying to those who are bound, Come forth, and to those who are in darkness, Show yourselves . They shall feed in The Septuagint (Greek translation of the Old Testament) here reads, ``In all the highways they shall be fed, and there shall be pasture for them in all the paths."all the ways , and their pastures shall be on all the bare hills. 10 They will not hunger or thirst, neither will mirage or scorching wind or sun smite them; for He Who has mercy on them will lead them, and by springs of water will He guide them. 11 And I will make all My mountains a way, and My highways will be raised up. 12 Behold, these shall come from afar--and, behold, these from the north and from the west, and these from the land of Sinim (China). 13 Sing for joy, O heavens, and be joyful, O earth, and break forth into singing, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted His people and will have compassion upon His afflicted. 14 But Zion said, The Lord has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me. 15 Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, they may forget, yet I will not forget you. 16 Behold, I have indelibly imprinted (tattooed a picture of) you on the palm of each of My hands; your walls are continually before Me. 17 Your children and your builders make haste; your destroyers and those who laid you waste go forth from you. 18 Lift up your eyes round about and see ; all these gather together and come to you. As I live, says the Lord, you shall surely clothe yourself with them all as with an ornament and bind them on you as a bride does. 19 For your waste and desolate places and your land of destruction surely now will be too narrow to accommodate the population, and those who once swallowed you up will be far away. 20 The children of your bereavement shall yet say in your ears, The place is too narrow for me; make room for me, that I may live. 21 Then , you will say in your heart, Who has borne me all these children, seeing that I lost my offspring and am alone and barren and unfruitful, an exile put away and wandering hither and thither? And who brought them up? Behold, I was left alone ; from where then did all these children come? 22 Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will lift up My hand to the Gentile nations and set up My standard and raise high My signal banner to the peoples; and they will bring your sons in the bosom of their garments, and your daughters will be carried upon their shoulders. 23 And kings shall be your foster fathers and guardians, and their queens your nursing mothers. They shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am the Lord; for they shall not be put to shame who wait for, look for, hope for, and expect Me. 24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captives of the just be delivered? 25 For thus says the Lord: Even the captives of the mighty will be taken away, and the prey of the terrible will be delivered; for I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will give safety to your children and ease them. 26 And I will make those who oppress you consume themselves , thus eating their own flesh; and they will be drunk with their own blood, as with sweet wine; and all flesh will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

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Ed Vasicek avatar
Short Answers to Common Questions 5
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on May, 2016
Summary: Answering more common questions!
Coz von avatar
Suicide, - No mercy, or is there hope? thats the the burning question
Shared by: Coz von on Apr, 2016
Summary: Reason with me: Being haunted by multiple personalities, a schizophrenic can lose the ability to reason, How can God, who is just, condemn someone who is incapable of reasoning - Think about it, which one of the personalities would Be condemned.
Chuck Musselwhite avatar
Isaiah 49 The Promised Servant
Shared by: Chuck Musselwhite on Feb, 2016
Summary: Exposition of Isaiah 49
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-26
Views: 134
David Roth avatar
Memory Eternal
Shared by: David Roth on Sep, 2015
Summary: Memorial Day. Man attempts to gain immortality be by remembered across the centuries. But memory still fades and true immortality is found only by being remembered by God for Christ's sake.
Isaac Butterworth avatar
Never Forgotten
Shared by: Isaac Butterworth on May, 2015
Summary: As a mother never forgets her child, so our Father never forgets His children.
Scripture: Isaiah 49:13-18
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 453
Robert Leroe avatar
Never Forgotten
Shared by: Robert Leroe on Jan, 2015
Summary: Isaiah is encouraging us to rest in God's comfort and acceptance, to surrender ourselves into His engraved hands, to trust Him for tomorrow.
Scripture: Isaiah 49:15-16
Denomination: Congregational
Views: 1,662
Rob Ketterling avatar
Not Alone, Not Anonymous, Name, Family
Shared by: Rob Ketterling on Dec, 2014
Summary: Knowing that names matter and you are not alone or unknown
Series: Anonymous
Scripture: Isaiah 49:15
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,066
Rob Ketterling avatar
Anonymous Part 3
Shared by: Rob Ketterling on Dec, 2014
Summary: You Are Not Alone, You have a name, Names Matter
Series: Anonymous
Scripture: Isaiah 49:15-16
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,386
Ed Vasicek avatar
Messiah In Isaiah 49
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Mar, 2014
Summary: We need to understand Jesus and his mission as much as we can. Isaiah 49 presents, in prophetic verse, three truths about our Savior.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-16
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 580
Clair Sauer avatar
You Talkin' to Me?
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Jan, 2014
Summary: God has claimed each of us, and like Jesus, God calls us to be a light shining in the darkness of this world.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-7
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,171
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
The Restoration of God's People
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Nov, 2013
Summary: Faithful preachers are sent to restore the earth, so that the meek may inherit it.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:8-16
Views: 1,010
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Light for the Nations
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Nov, 2013
Summary: The call of the Gentiles.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-7
Views: 564
Thomas Swope avatar
The Servant
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Sep, 2013
Summary: A study of chapter 49 verses 1 through 26
bala samson avatar
Engraved you in His Hands!
Shared by: bala samson on Sep, 2013
Summary: That’s an invitation from God! He wants you to come and see! The problem arises because we refuse to see what He shows and we are busy looking into the doctor’s report, HR report, friend’s statement and the bank statement. Are you listening to me?
Scripture: Isaiah 49:16
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,482
Greg Nance avatar
Meaning of Motherhood
Shared by: Greg Nance on May, 2013
Summary: God's plan for mothers is more than meets the eye. Let's look at two purposes of motherhood that God has made plain in His word.
William R. Nabaza avatar
GOD Rewards
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jul, 2012
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Have you worked hard and yet via politics and envy of the leaders lost everything? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Church leaders III. OBJECTIVES: To remind that GOD is the rewarder of our hard work not people. IV. TEXT: Isaiah 49
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Scripture: Isaiah 49:4
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 909
Vern Hall avatar
The Best Mother You Could Ever Have
Shared by: Vern Hall on Jun, 2012
Summary: Mother's Day
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 49:14-16
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,310
C. Philip Green avatar
God's Glorious Servant
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Dec, 2011
Summary: Jesus came to speak; let’s listen. Jesus came to suffer; let’s trust Him. Jesus came to save; let’s tell the world. And Jesus came to rule; let’s bow before Him, for that’s what true success is all about.
Sherm Nichols avatar
A Model for a Mother’s Love
Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Nov, 2011
Summary: Mother's Day Sermon. God’s love is well-demonstrated through the faithful love of mothers and it provides a model for mothers and all others to follow
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:14-16
Views: 1,419
Matthew Kratz avatar
The Time of God’s Favor
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Nov, 2011
Summary: God shows his wondrous love and provision through His 1)Covenant (Isaiah 49:8-10), 2) Care (Isaiah 49:11-14), and 3) Compassion (Isaiah 49:15-16)
Mark Armstrong avatar
A Remarkable Testimony
Shared by: Mark Armstrong on Jul, 2011
Summary: The servant who labours under the burden placed upon him.
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-13
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 627
Sterling Franklin avatar
Where is Jesus Foretold in the Old Testament?
Shared by: Sterling Franklin on Jun, 2011
Summary: The prophets longed to see how and when the Messiah would be revealed, and yet God gave them glimpses of various attributes. This is a survey of a handful of these glimpses, and the beauty is that the Gospel is fully available for us through Jesus today!
Spencer Homan avatar
A Polished Arrow
Shared by: Spencer Homan on Apr, 2011
Summary: This is a sermon about God’s purpose for you and God’s purpose for the church. We are polished arrows meant for a very special purpose!
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-7
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 6,831
David DiYanni avatar
God Has Tattoos
Shared by: David DiYanni on Jan, 2011
Summary: Many pastors preach against tattoos, too bad they didn't tell God. He has tattoos on His hands!
based on 13 ratings
Denomination: Vineyard
Views: 10,430
Gordon Curley avatar
Isaiah's Redeemer
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2010
Summary: Isaiah's Redeemer (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 49:7-50:3
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 636
Timothy Dolan avatar
What the Servant Brings
Shared by: Timothy Dolan on Oct, 2010
Summary: esus is the Servant of the Servant Songs and He brings position (chosen and predestined); protection; and deliverance. As Christians, we benefit from what the servant brings.
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 617
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Mar, 2010
Summary: The text contains a charge & a promise to the restored nation. The forgiven man must keep God's charge if he is to enjoy the blessings of his right standing.
Series: Zechariah
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,310
Timm Meyer avatar
Great Is the Servant of the Lord
Shared by: Timm Meyer on Feb, 2010
Summary: Epiphany 2(A) - Great is the Servant of the Lord: Christ. In Christ eternity is revealed. This Savior is rejected. Mankind is redeemed.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-6
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 715
Glenn Abel avatar
Called to Be Light
Shared by: Glenn Abel on Jan, 2010
Summary: Based on the Servant Passages in Isaiah this sermon focuses on the New Testament church fulfilling it’s purpose to be the light to nations in the world today.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,883
c vincent avatar
God the writer
Shared by: c vincent on Nov, 2009
Summary: Looking at the times when God wrote with His own hand.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 49:16
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,707