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Isaiah 42 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:1 - Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:2 - He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:3 - a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:4 - He will not fail or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:5 - Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread forth the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:6 - "I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:7 - to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:8 - I am the LORD, that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to graven images.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:9 - Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them."
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:10 - Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the end of the earth! Let the sea roar and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:11 - Let the desert and its cities lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar inhabits; let the inhabitants of Sela sing for joy, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:12 - Let them give glory to the LORD, and declare his praise in the coastlands.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:13 - The LORD goes forth like a mighty man, like a man of war he stirs up his fury; he cries out, he shouts aloud, he shows himself mighty against his foes.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:14 - For a long time I have held my peace, I have kept still and restrained myself; now I will cry out like a woman in travail, I will gasp and pant.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:15 - I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbage; I will turn the rivers into islands, and dry up the pools.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:16 - And I will lead the blind in a way that they know not, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I will do, and I will not forsake them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:17 - They shall be turned back and utterly put to shame, who trust in graven images, who say to molten images, "You are our gods."
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:18 - Hear, you deaf; and look, you blind, that you may see!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:19 - Who is blind but my servant, or deaf as my messenger whom I send? Who is blind as my dedicated one, or blind as the servant of the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:20 - He sees many things, but does not observe them; his ears are open, but he does not hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:21 - The LORD was pleased, for his righteousness' sake, to magnify his law and make it glorious.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:22 - But this is a people robbed and plundered, they are all of them trapped in holes and hidden in prisons; they have become a prey with none to rescue, a spoil with none to say, "Restore!"
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:23 - Who among you will give ear to this, will attend and listen for the time to come?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:24 - Who gave up Jacob to the spoiler, and Israel to the robbers? Was it not the LORD, against whom we have sinned, in whose ways they would not walk, and whose law they would not obey?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:25 - So he poured upon him the heat of his anger and the might of battle; it set him on fire round about, but he did not understand; it burned him, but he did not take it to heart.
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

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