Isaiah, Chapter 42

Behold My Servant, whom I uphold; My Elect, [in whom] My soul delights. I have put My Spirit on Him; He shall bring out judgment to the nations.

He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause His voice to be heard in the street.

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A bruised reed He shall not break, and a smoking wick He shall not quench; He shall bring out judgment to truth.

He shall not fail nor be discouraged until He has set judgment in the earth; and the coasts shall wait for His law.

So says Jehovah God, [He] who created the heavens and stretched them out, spreading out the earth and its offspring; He who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it.

I the LORD have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand, and will keep You, and give You for a covenant of the people, for a Light of the nations;

to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness out of the prison house.

I [am] the LORD; that [is] My name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to graven images.

Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they happen, I cause you to hear.

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Sing to the LORD a new song; His praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and its fullness; coasts and their peoples.

Let the wilderness and its cities lift up [their voice], the villages where Kedar dwells. Let the dwellers of the rock sing, let them shout from the mountain tops.

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Give glory to the LORD and declare His praise in the coastlands.

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The LORD goes out as a warrior, He stirs up zeal like a man of wars; He shouts, yea, roars; He overcomes His enemies.

I have kept silence from forever; I have been still and refrained Myself. [Now] I will cry like a woman in pangs of labor, I will pant and gasp at once.

I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their plants. And I will make the rivers coastlands, and I will dry up the pools.

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And I will bring the blind by a way they knew not; I will lead them in paths they have not known; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. I will do these things to them, and not forsake them.

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They are turned back, they are greatly ashamed, those who trust in graven images and who say to the images, You [are] our gods.

Hear, deaf ones; and blind ones look to see.

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Who [is] blind but My servant? Or deaf, as My messenger whom I sent? Who [is] blind as he who is perfect, and blind as the LORD's servant?

You see many things, but do not pay attention. [Your] ears [are] open, but not any hears.

The LORD is well pleased for His righteousness sake; He will magnify the Law and make [it] honorable.

But this [is] a people robbed and spoiled; all of them snared in holes, and they are hidden in prison-houses; they have been taken, and none delivers them; a prize, and none says, Give back.

Who among you will hear this? He will listen and hear for the time to come?

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Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to robbers? Did not the LORD, against whom we have sinned? For they would not walk in His ways, nor did they obey His law.

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So He has poured on him the fury of His anger, and the strength of battle. And it has set him on fire all around, yet he did not know; and it burned him, yet he did not lay [it] to heart.

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