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said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.
New Defender's Study Bible Notes
49:6 for a light to the Gentiles. The Father is here speaking to the Messiah, His Son. He is to be “the light of the world” (John 8:12), not only to Israel.
49:8 Thus saith the LORD. Paul quotes and applies this passage in II Corinthians 6:2, stressing the urgency of belief and obedience without delay.
49:12 come from afar. The scattered people of Israel shall be gathered back to the land in the last days (Matthew 24:31).
49:12 land of Sinim. This is possibly a reference to the Chinese in the Far East; the Chinese are a very ancient nation, settled soon after the Babel scattering.