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Isaiah 42 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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God’s Promise concerning His Servant

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:1 - “Behold H2005, My Servant H5650, whom I [fn]uphold H8551;
My chosen H972 one in whom My soul H5315 delights H7521.
I have put H5414 My Spirit H7307 upon Him;
He will bring H3318 forth H3318 justice H4941 to the [fn]nations H1471.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:2 - “He will not cry H6817 out H6817 nor H3808 raise H5375 His voice,
Nor H3808 make H8085 His voice H6963 heard H8085 in the street H2351.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:3 - “A bent H7533 reed H7070 He will not break H7665 off
And a dimly H3544 burning H3544 wick H6594 He will not extinguish H3518;
He will faithfully H571 bring H3318 forth H3318 justice H4941.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:4 - “He will not be disheartened H3543 or crushed H7533
Until H5704 He has established H7760 justice H4941 on the earth H776;
And the coastlands H339 will wait H3176 expectantly H3176 for His [fn]law H8451.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:5 - This H3541 is H3541 what H3541 God H410 the LORD H3068 says H559,
Who created H1254 the heavens H8064 and stretched H5186 them out H5186,
Who spread H7554 out H7554 the earth H776 and its [fn]offspring H6631,
Who gives H5414 breath H5397 to the people H5971 on it
And spirit H7307 to those who walk H1980 in it:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:6 - “I am the LORD H3068, I have called H7121 You in righteousness H6664,
I will also hold H2388 You by the hand H3027 and watch H5341 over You,
And I will appoint H5414 You as a covenant H1285 to the people H5971,
As a light H216 to the nations H1471,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:7 - To open H6491 blind H5787 eyes H5869,
To bring H3318 out H3318 prisoners H616 from the dungeon H4525
And those who dwell H3427 in darkness H2822 from the prison H1004 H3608.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:8 - “I am the LORD H3068, that is My name H8034;
I will not give H5414 My glory H3519 to another H312,
Nor H3808 My praise H8416 to idols H6456.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:9 - “Behold H2009, the former H7223 things H7223 have come H935 to pass H935,
Now I declare H5046 new H2319 things H2319;
Before H2962 they sprout H6779 I proclaim H8085 them to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:10 - Sing H7891 to the LORD H3068 a new H2319 song H7892,
Sing His praise H8416 from the end H7097 of the earth H776!
You who go H3381 down H3381 to the sea H3220, and all H4393 that is in H4393 it;
You islands H339, and those who live H3427 on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:11 - Let the wilderness H4057 and its cities H5892 raise H5375 their voices,
The settlements H2691 which Kedar H6938 inhabits H3427.
Let the inhabitants H3427 of Sela H5554 sing H7442 aloud H7442,
Let them shout H6681 for H6681 joy H6681 from the tops H7218 of the mountains H2022.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:12 - Let them give H7760 glory H3519 to the LORD H3068
And declare H5046 His praise H8416 in the coastlands H339.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:13 - The LORD H3068 will go H3318 out H3318 like a warrior H1368,
He will stir H5782 His zeal H7068 like a man H376 of war H4421.
He will shout H7321, indeed H637, He will raise H6873 a H6873 war H6873 cry H6873.
He will prevail H1396 against H5921 His enemies H340.

The Blindness of the People

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:14 - “I have kept H2814 silent H2814 for a long H5769 time H5769,
I have kept H2814 still H2790 and restrained H662 Myself.
Now like a woman in H3205 labor H3205 I will groan H6463,
I will both H3162 gasp H5395 and pant H7602.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:15 - “I will lay H2717 waste H2717 the mountains H2022 and hills H1389
And wither H3001 all H3605 their vegetation H6212;
I will turn H7760 the rivers H5104 into coastlands H339
And dry H3001 up H3001 the ponds H98.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:16 - “I will lead H1980 those who are blind H5787 by a way H1870 they have not known H3045,
In paths H5410 they have not known H3045 I will guide H1869 them.
I will turn H7760 darkness H4285 into light H216 before H6440 them
And uneven H4625 land H4625 into plains H4334.
These H428 are the things H1697 I will do H6213,
And I will not leave H5800 them undone H5800.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:17 - They will be turned H5472 back H268 and be utterly H954 put H954 to H954 shame H954,
Who trust H982 in [fn]idols H6459,
Who say H559 to cast H4541 metal H4541 images H4541,
“You are our gods H430.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:18 - Hear H8085, you who are deaf H2795!
And look H5027, you who are blind H5787, so that you may see H7200.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:19 - Who H4310 is blind H5787 but My servant H5650,
Or so deaf H2795 as My messenger H4397 whom I send H7971?
Who H4310 is so blind H5787 as one who is [fn]at peace H7999 with Me,
Or so blind H5787 as the servant H5650 of the LORD H3068?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:20 - You have seen H7200 many H7227 things H7227, but you do not retain H8104 them;
Your ears H241 are open H6491, but no H3808 one H3808 hears H8085.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:21 - The LORD H3068 was pleased H2654 for His righteousness’ H6664 sake H4616
To make H1431 the Law H8451 great H1431 and glorious H142.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:22 - But this H1931 is a people H5971 plundered H962 and pillaged H8154;
All H3605 of them are trapped H6351 in [fn]caves H2352,
Or are hidden H2244 away in prisons H3608;
They have become H1961 plunder H957, with no H369 one H369 to save H5337 them,
And spoils H4933 with no H369 one H369 to say H559, “Give H7725 them back H7725!”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:23 - Who H4310 among you will listen H238 to this H2088?
Who will pay H7181 attention H7181 and listen H8085 in the time H268 to H268 come H268?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:24 - Who H4310 gave H5414 Jacob H3290 up H5414 for spoils H4933, and Israel H3478 to plunderers H962?
Was it not the LORD H3068, against whom H2098 we have sinned H2398,
And in whose ways H1870 they were H14 not willing H14 to walk H1980,
And whose Law H8451 they did not obey H8085?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:25 - So He poured H8210 out H8210 on him the heat H2534 of His anger H639
And the fierceness H5807 of battle H4421;
And it set H3857 him aflame H3857 all H4480 H5439 around H5439,
Yet he did not recognize H3045 it;
And it burned H1197 him, but he [fn]paid H7760 no H3808 attention H5921 H3820.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or hold fast
Or Gentiles
Or instruction
Or vegetation
Or carved images
Or the devoted one
Or holes
Lit did not lay it to heart

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