13-15“Just watch my servant blossom!Exalted, tall, head and shoulders above the crowd!But he didn’t begin that way.At first everyone was appalled.He didn’t even look human—a ruined face, disfigured past recognition.Nations all over the world will be in awe, taken aback,kings shocked into silence when they see him.For what was unheard of they’ll see with their own eyes,what was unthinkable they’ll have right before them.”

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