Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.
For, thou, art he that severed me from the womb, he that caused me to trust, upon the breasts of my mother;
I love, them who love me, and, they who diligently seek me, find me:
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:
Hast thou not from this time, cried unto me, My father! the friend of my youth, art, thou?
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, 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;
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.
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