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Isaiah 41:8-9 New English Translation (NET Bible)

The Lord Encourages His People

“You, my servant Israel,
Jacob, whom I have chosen,
offspring of Abraham my friend,[a]
you whom I am bringing back[b] from the earth’s extremities,
and have summoned from the remote regions—
I told you, ‘You are my servant.’
I have chosen you and not rejected you.


  1. Isaiah 41:8 tn Or perhaps, “covenantal partner” (see 1 Kgs 5:15 HT [5:1 ET]; 2 Chr 20:7).
  2. Isaiah 41:9 tn Heb “whom I have taken hold of [i.e., to lead back].”
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Isaiah 41:8-9 New International Version (NIV)

“But you, Israel, my servant,
    Jacob, whom I have chosen,
    you descendants of Abraham my friend,
I took you from the ends of the earth,
    from its farthest corners I called you.
I said, ‘You are my servant’;
    I have chosen you and have not rejected you.

New International Version (NIV)

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