9) You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you, ‘You are my servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away;
10) Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
11) Behold all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing and those who strive with you shall perish.
12) You shall seek them and not find them. Those who contended with you. Those who war against you shall be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing.
13) For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’
Phyllis Weeks Rogers
September 18, 2021