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Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.

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Isaiah 41:9 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Thou (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
whom אֲשֶׁ֤ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc whom
I have taken הֶחֱזַקְתִּ֙יךָ֙ To fasten upon; hence, to seize, be strong (figuratively, courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer taken
from the ends מִקְצ֣וֹת A termination ends
of the earth, הָאָ֔רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth
and called קְרָאתִ֑יךָ To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
thee from the chief men וּמֵאֲצִילֶ֖יהָ An extremity (see Isaiah 41:9), also a noble chief men
thereof, and said וָאֹ֤מַר To say (used with great latitude) thereof said
unto thee, Thou אַ֔תָּה Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you unto thee Thou
art (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
my servant; עַבְדִּי A servant servant
I have chosen בְּחַרְתִּ֖יךָ Properly, to try, i.e., (by implication) select chosen
thee, and not וְלֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
cast thee away. מְאַסְתִּֽיךָ׃ To spurn; also (intransitively) to disappear cast away

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  • 7  So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.

  • 8  But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.

  • 9  Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.

  • 10  Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

  • 11  Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.


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