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Listen to me, O islands;
and listen, you peoples from afar.
Yahweh called me from the womb;
from the belly of my mother he mentioned my name. Bible

“Yahweh called me.” Isaiah contains four sections that the scholars refer to as “Servant Songs,” in which Isaiah portrays the Messiah as the Servant of Yahweh. The Songs are Isaiah 42:1-7; 49:1-7; 50:4-11, and 52:13-53:12. The start of the first Servant Song, Isaiah 42:1, is quoted in Matthew 12:18 and positively identifies the “servant” as the Messiah, Jesus Christ. In Isaiah 49, the Servant is mentioned in Isaiah 49:3, 5, and 7. [For more information on the Servant Songs, see commentary on Isa. 52:13].


Commentary for: Isaiah 49:1