42:1 Look, my slave, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delights: I have put my Spirit on him; he will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.
42:2 He will not cry, nor lift up his voice, nor cause it to be heard in the street.
42:3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench: he will bring forth justice in truth.
42:4 He will not fail nor be discouraged, until he has set justice in the earth; and the isles will wait for his instructions.
42:5 Thus says God Yahweh, he who created the heavens, and stretched them forth; he who spread abroad the earth and that which comes out of it; he who gives breath to the people on it, and spirit to those who walk in it:
42:6 I, Yahweh, 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 Gentiles;
42:7 to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, and those who sit in darkness out of the prison-house.
42:8 I am Yahweh, that is my name; and my glory I will not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
42:9 Look, the former things have come to pass, and I declare new things; before they spring forth I tell you+ of them.
42:10 Sing to Yahweh a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth; you+ who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, the isles, and its inhabitants.
42:11 Let the wilderness and its cities lift up [their voice], the villages that Kedar inhabits; let the inhabitants of Sela sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
42:12 Let them give glory to Yahweh, and declare his praise in the islands.
42:13 Yahweh will go forth as a mighty man; he will stir up [his] zeal like a man of war: he will cry, yes, he will shout aloud; he will do mightily against his enemies.
42:14 I have held my peace for a long time; I have been still, and refrained myself: [now] I will cry out like a travailing woman; I will gasp and pant together.
42:15 I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and will dry up the pools.
42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they don't know; in paths that they don't know I will lead them; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do, and I will not forsake them.
42:17 They will be turned back, they will be completely put to shame, who trust in graven images, who say to molten images, You+ are our gods.
42:18 Hear, you+ deaf; and look, you+ blind, that you+ may see.
42:19 Who is blind, but my slave? Or deaf, as my messenger whom I send? Who is blind as he who is at peace [with me], and blind as Yahweh's slave?
42:20 You have seen many things, but you don't retain; his ears are open, but he doesn't hear.
42:21 It pleased Yahweh, for his righteousness' sake, to magnify the law, and make it honorable.
42:22 But this is a people robbed and plundered; all of them are snared in holes, and they are hid in prison-houses: they are for a prey, and none delivers; for a spoil, and none says, Restore.
42:23 Who is there among you+ who will give ear to this? Who will listen and hear for the time to come?
42:24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? Did not Yahweh? He against whom we have sinned, and in whose ways they would not walk, neither were they obedient to his law.
42:25 Therefore he poured on him the fierceness of his anger, and the strength of battle; and it set him on fire round about, yet he didn't know; and it burned him, yet he didn't lay it to heart.
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