Is 42:1Here is My Servant, whom I uphold, / My chosen One in whom My soul delights; / I have put My Spirit upon Him, / And He will bring forth justice to the nations.

Is 42:2He will not cry out, nor lift up His voice, / Nor make His voice heard in the street.

Is 42:3A bruised reed He will not break; / And a dimly burning flax He will not extinguish; / He will bring forth justice in truth.

Is 42:4He will not faint, nor will He be discouraged, / Until He has established justice in the earth; / And the coastlands will wait for His instruction.

Is 42:5Thus says God Jehovah, / Who created the heavens and stretched them out, / Who spread forth the earth and what springs up from it, / Who gives breath to the people upon it / And spirit to those who walk on it:

Is 42:6I am Jehovah; I have called You in righteousness; / I have held You by the hand; / I have kept You and I have given You / As a covenant for the people, as a light for the nations;

Is 42:7To open the eyes of the blind, / To bring the prisoner out from the prison, / Those who dwell in darkness from the prison house.

Is 42:8I am Jehovah, that is My name, / And I will not give My glory to another, / Nor My praise to idols.

Is 42:9Indeed, the former things have come to pass, / And new things I am telling you; / Before they spring forth / I will let you hear them.

Is 42:10Sing a new song to Jehovah; / Sing His praise from the end of the earth; / You who go down to the sea and all that fills it, / You coastlands and their inhabitants.

Is 42:11Let the wilderness and its cities, / The villages which Kedar inhabits, lift up their voices; / Let the inhabitants of Sela sing for joy; / Let them shout from the tops of the mountains.

Is 42:12Let them give glory to Jehovah, / And declare His praise in the coastlands.

Is 42:13Jehovah will go forth as a mighty man, / Like a man of war He will stir up His jealousy; / He will raise a war cry; He will even roar. / He will prevail over His enemies.

Is 42:14For a long time I have been silent; / I have kept still, I have restrained Myself. / Now I will cry like a woman in travail; / I will gasp and pant at the same time.

Is 42:15I will lay waste the mountains and hills, / And all of their vegetation I will dry up; / And I will make the rivers into islands; / I will dry up the pools.

Is 42:16I will bring the blind on a way they do not know; / I will guide them in paths they do not know; / I will make the darkness into light before them, / And crooked things straight. / These are the things / I will do for them and will not forsake them.

Is 42:17They who have turned back will be utterly put to shame, / That is, those who trust in graven images, / Those who say to molten images, / You are our gods.

Is 42:18You who are deaf, Hear; / And you who are blind, Look, that you may see.

Is 42:19Who is blind except My servant, / And as deaf as My messenger, whom I will send? / Who is as blind as the one at peace with Me, / And as blind as the servant of Jehovah?

Is 42:20You have seen many things and do not observe them; / His ears are open, but he does not hear.

Is 42:21Jehovah is well pleased for His righteousness’ sake; / He will magnify the law and make it honorable.

Is 42:22But this is a people plundered and spoiled: / All of them are trapped in holes, / And they are hidden in prison houses; / They have become plunder, and there is no one to deliver; / They have become spoil, and there is no one to say, Restore them.

Is 42:23Who among you will give ear to this? / Who will pay attention and listen to the coming things?

Is 42:24Who gave Jacob to the plunderers, / And Israel to the robbers? / Was it not Jehovah, against whom we have sinned, / And in whose ways they were not willing to walk, / And whose law they would not obey?

Is 42:25Therefore He poured out upon them the heat of His anger / And the strength of battle; / And it set them on fire round about, yet they did not realize it; / And it burned against them, and they did not take it to heart.

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