Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth;
I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the
He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not
quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.||
He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the
earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.||
Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them
out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he
that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk
I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand,
and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light
of the Gentiles;||
To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and
them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.||
I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another,
neither my praise to graven images.||
Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare:
before they spring forth I tell you of them.||
Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth,
ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the
Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the
villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let
them shout from the top of the mountains.||
Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.||
The LORD shall go
forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he
shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.||
(42:13-15) God will "go forth as a mighty
man" who cries and roars, and "will cry like a travailing woman."
After he tires of roaring and crying he'll "destroy and devour," waste mountains and dry up herbs. What a guy.
(42:13) "The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar."
(42:14) "I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman;
I will destroy and devour at once."
(42:15) "I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs."
I have long time
holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry
like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.
I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I
will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them
in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them,
and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not
They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in
graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.
Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.||
Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is
blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD's servant?||
Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he
The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the
law, and make it honourable.||
But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in
holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none
delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.||
Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the
time to come?||
Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD,
he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither
were they obedient unto his law.||
Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength
of battle: and it hath set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it
burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.