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The Servant of Chapter 49
“Listen to me, O islands, and hearken O distant regimes: the Lord summoned me from the belly; He mentioned my name from my mother’s womb. He made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of His hand He hid me; He made me like a smooth arrow, in His quiver He concealed me. He said to me: “You are My servant, Israel, in whom I take glory.” But I said, “I have toiled in vain and used up my strength for nothingness and naught; however, judgment is with the Lord and (the reward for) my accomplishments is with my God.” And now the Lord, who formed me from the belly to be a servant to Him, to restore Jacob unto Him, and Israel will be gathered unto Him and I was honored in the eyes of the Lord and my God was my…
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Who is Jacob?
Jacob is Israel.
Not once did Isaiah mention Israel or Jacob as a Savior.
Who is this Savior?
Cyrus or God.
I will also make You a light of the nations So that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth.
Cyrus was not a light to the Gentiles but was labeled a Shepard to lead Israel back home.
But God himself says,
Then all mankind will know
that I, the Lord, am your Savior,
your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”
Israel is not a savior, but being led back home by CYRUS by the power of God.
This Light is a servant, who is the Messiah