42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, [in whom] my
soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring
forth judgment to the Gentiles.
42:2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be
heard in the street.
42:3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax
shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment to truth.
42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he hath set
judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
42:5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and
expanded them; he that spread forth the earth, and that which
it produceth; he that giveth breath to the people upon it, and
spirit to them that walk therein.
42:6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold
thy hand, and will keep thee, and give thee 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
prison, [and] them that sit in darkness out of the
42:8 I [am] the LORD: that [is] my name: and my glory will I not
give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
42:9 Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things
do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
42:10 Sing to 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 in
it; the isles, and their inhabitants.
42:11 Let the wilderness and its cities 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.
42:12 Let them give glory to the LORD, and declare his praise in
42:13 The LORD will go forth as a mighty man, he will stir up
jealousy like a man of war: he will cry, yes, roar; he will
prevail against his enemies.
42:14 I have long time held my peace; I have been still, [and]
restrained 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; and I will make the rivers [to be] islands, and I
will dry up the pools.
42:16 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 for them, and not forsake them.
42:17 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.
42:18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.
42:19 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?
42:20 Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the
ears, but he heareth not.
42:21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he
will magnify the law, and make [it] honorable.
42:22 But this [is] a people robbed and pillaged; [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
42:23 Who among you will give ear to this? [who] will hearken,
and hear for the time to come?
42:24 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 to his law.
42:25 Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger,
and the strength of battle: and it hath set him on fire around,
yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid [it] not to