Upon thee, have I stayed myself from birth, Thou art he that severed me, from the body of my mother, Of thee, shall be my praise - continually.
For, thou, art he that severed me from the womb, he that caused me to trust, upon the breasts of my mother;
Before I formed thee at thy birth, I took knowledge of thee, And before thy nativity, I hallowed thee, - A prophet to the nations, I appointed thee.
My substance was not hid from thee, - when I was made in secret, when I was skilfully figured in the lower parts of the earth.
I will extol thee, my God, O King, and will bless thy Name, to times age-abiding and beyond:
Hearken unto me O house of Jacob, Even all the remnant of the house of Israel, - Who have been borne from birth, Who have been carried from nativity:
Hearken, ye Coastlands, unto me, And give ear ye peoples afar off, - Yahweh, called me, from my birth, From my nativity, made he mention of my name;
Now, therefore, said Yahweh - Fashioning me from birth To be Servant to him, To restore Jacob unto him, And that, Israel, unto him, might be gathered And I be honourable in the eyes of Yahweh, And, my God, be proved to have been my strength,
Hast thou not from this time, cried unto me, My father! the friend of my youth, art, thou?
And 1o! thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name, Jesus:
But, when God, who set me apart from my mother's womb and called me through his favour, was well-pleased