Christ shall bring the Gentiles to salvation. God's love to his church is perpetual.
 Give ear, ye islands, and hearken, ye people from afar. The Lord hath called me from the womb, from the bowels of my mother he hath been mindful of my name.
Audite, insulae; et attendite, populi de longe; Dominus ab utero vocavit me, de ventre matris meae recordatus est nominis mei.
 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword: in the shadow of his hand he hath protected me, and hath made me as a chosen arrow: in his quiver he hath hidden me.
Et posuit os meum quasi gladium acutum, in umbra manus suae protexit me; et posuit me sicut sagittam electam, in pharetra sua abscondit me.
 And he said to me: Thou art my servant Israel, for in thee will I glory.
Et dixit mihi : Servus meus es tu Israel, quia in te gloriabor.
 And I said: I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength without cause and in vain: therefore my judgment is with the Lord, and my work with my God.
Et ego dixi : In vacuum laboravi, sine causa et vane fortitudinem meam consumpsi, ergo judicium meum cum Domino, et opus meum cum Deo meo.
 And now saith the Lord, that formed me from the womb to be his servant, that I may bring back Jacob unto him, and Israel will not be gathered together: and I am glorified in the eyes of the Lord, and my God is made my strength.
Et nunc dicit Dominus, formans me ex utero servum sibi, ut reducam Jacob ad eum, et Israel non congregabitur; et glorificatus sum in oculis Domini, et Deus meus factus est fortitudo mea.
 And he said: It is a small thing that thou shouldst be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to convert the dregs of Israel. Behold, I have given thee to be the light of the Gentiles, that thou mayst be my salvation even to the farthest part of the earth.
Et dixit : Parum est ut sis mihi servus ad suscitandas tribus Jacob, et faeces Israel convertendas; ecce dedi te in lucem gentium, ut sis salus mea usque ad extremum terrae.
 Thus saith the Lord the redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, to the soul that is despised, to the nation that is abhorred, to the servant of rulers: Kings shall see, and princes shall rise up, and adore for the Lord's sake, because he is faithful, and for the Holy One of Israel, who hath chosen thee.
Haec dicit Dominus, redemptor Israel, Sanctus ejus, ad contemptibilem animam, ad abominatam gentem, ad servum dominorum : Reges videbunt, et consurgent principes, et adorabunt propter Dominum quia fidelis est, et Sanctum Israel qui elegit te.
 Thus saith the Lord: In an acceptable time I have heard thee, and in the day of salvation I have helped thee: and I have preserved thee, and given thee to be a covenant of the people, that thou mightest raise up the earth, and possess the inheritances that were destroyed:
Haec dicit Dominus : In tempore placito exaudivi te, et in die salutis auxiliatus sum tui; et servavi te, et dedi te in foedus populi, ut suscitares terram, et possideres haereditates dissipatas;
 That thou mightest say to them that are bound: Come forth: and to them that are in darkness: shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in every plain.
ut diceres his qui vincti sunt : Exite; et his qui in tenebris : Revelamini. Super vias pascentur, et in omnibus planis pascua eorum.
 They shall not hunger, nor thirst, neither shall the heat nor the sun strike them: for he that is merciful to them, shall be their shepherd, and at the fountains of waters he shall give them drink.
Non esurient neque sitient, et non percutiet eos aestus et sol, quia miserator eorum reget eos, et ad fontes aquarum potabit eos.
 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my paths shall be exalted.
Et ponam omnes montes meos in viam, et semitae meae exaltabuntur.
 Behold these shall come from afar, and behold these from the north and from the sea, and these from the south country.
Ecce isti de longe venient, et ecce illi ab aquilone et mari, et isti de terra australi.
 Give praise, O ye heavens, and rejoice, O earth, ye mountains, give praise with jubilation: because the Lord hath comforted his people, and will have mercy on his poor ones.
Laudate, caeli, et exsulta, terra; jubilate, montes, laudem, quia consolatus est Dominus populum suum, et pauperum suorum miserebitur.
 And Sion said: The Lord hath forsaken me, and the Lord hath forgotten me.
Et dixit Sion : Dereliquit me Dominus, et Dominus oblitus est mei.
 Can a woman forget her infant, so as not to have pity on the son of her womb? and if she should forget, yet will not I forget thee.
Numquid oblivisci potest mulier infantem suum, ut non misereatur filio uteri sui? Et si illa oblita fuerit, ego tamen non obliviscar tui.
 Behold, I have graven thee in my hands: thy walls are always before my eyes.
Ecce in manibus meis descripsi te; muri tui coram oculis meis semper.
 Thy builders are come: they that destroy thee and make thee waste shall go out of thee.
Venerunt structores tui; destruentes te et dissipantes a te exibunt.
 Lift up thy eyes round about, and see all these are gathered together, they are come to thee: I live, saith the Lord, thou shalt be clothed with all these as with an ornament, and as a bride thou shalt put them about thee.
Leva in circuitu oculos tuos, et vide; omnes isti congregati sunt, venerunt tibi. Vivo ego, dicit Dominus, quia omnibus his velut ornamento vestieris, et circumdabis tibi eos quasi sponsa;
 For thy deserts, and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction shall now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be chased far away.
quia deserta tua, et solitudines tuae, et terra ruinae tuae, nunc angusta erunt prae habitatoribus; et longe fugabuntur qui absorbebant te.
 The children of thy barrenness shall still say in thy ears: The place is too strait for me, make me room to dwell in.
Adhuc dicent in auribus tuis filii sterilitatis tuae : Angustus est mihi locus, fac spatium mihi ut habitem.
 And thou shalt-say in thy heart: Who hath begotten these? I was barren and brought not forth, led away, and captive: and who hath brought up these? I was destitute and alone: and these, where were they?
Et dices in corde tuo : Quis genuit mihi istos? Ego sterilis et non pariens, transmigrata, et captiva; et istos quis enutrivit? Ego destituta et sola; et isti ubi erant?
 Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I will lift up my hand to the Gentiles, and will set up my standard to the people. And they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and carry thy daughters upon their shoulders.
Haec dicit Dominus Deus : Ecce levabo ad gentes manum meam, et ad populos exaltabo signum meum; et afferent filios tuos in ulnis, et filias tuas super humeros portabunt.
 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and queens thy nurses: they shall worship thee with their face toward the earth, and they shall lick up the dust of thy feet. And thou shalt know that I am the Lord, for they shall not be confounded that wait for him.
Et erunt reges nutritii tui, et reginae nutrices tuae; vultu in terram demisso adorabunt te, et pulverem pedum tuorum lingent. Et scies quia ego Dominus, super quo non confundentur qui exspectant eum.
 Shall the prey be taken from the strong? or can that which was taken by the mighty be delivered?
Numquid tolletur a forti praeda? aut quod captum fuerit a robusto, salvum esse poterit?
 For thus saith the Lord: Yea verily, even the captivity shall be taken away from the strong: and that which was taken by the mighty, shall be delivered. But I will judge those that have judged thee, and thy children I will save.
Quia haec dicit Dominus : Equidem, et captivitas a forti tolletur; et quod ablatum fuerit a robusto, salvabitur. Eos vero qui judicaverunt te, ego judicabo, et filios tuos ego salvabo.
 And I will feed thy enemies with their own flesh: and they shall be made drunk with their own blood, as with new wine: and all flesh shall know, that I am the Lord that save thee, and thy Redeemer the Mighty One of Jacob.
Et cibabo hostes tuos carnibus suis, et quasi musto, sanguine suo inebriabuntur, et sciet omnis caro quia ego Dominus salvans te, et redemptor tuus fortis Jacob.