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Isaiah 42 (WEBP)

[1] “Behold, my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights: I have put my Spirit on him. He will bring justice to the nations.
[2] He will not shout, nor raise his voice, nor cause it to be heard in the street.
[3] He won’t break a bruised reed. He won’t quench a dimly burning wick. He will faithfully bring justice.
[4] He will not fail nor be discouraged, until he has set justice in the earth, and the islands wait for his law.”
[5] God Yahweh, he who created the heavens and stretched them out, he who spread out the earth and that which comes out of it, he who gives breath to its people and spirit to those who walk in it, says:
[6] “I, Yahweh, have called you in righteousness. I will hold your hand. I will keep you, and make you a covenant for the people, as a light for the nations,
[7] to open the blind eyes, to bring the prisoners out of the dungeon, and those who sit in darkness out of the prison.
[8] “I am Yahweh. That is my name. I will not give my glory to another, nor my praise to engraved images.
[9] Behold, the former things have happened and I declare new things. I tell you about them before they come up.”
[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 therein, the islands and their inhabitants.
[11] Let the wilderness and its cities raise their voices, with the villages that Kedar inhabits. Let the inhabitants of Sela sing. Let them shout from the top of the mountains!
[12] Let them give glory to Yahweh, and declare his praise in the islands.
[13] Yahweh will go out like a mighty man. He will stir up zeal like a man of war. He will raise a war cry. Yes, he will shout aloud. He will triumph over his enemies.
[14] “I have been silent a long time. I have been quiet and restrained myself. Now I will cry out like a travailing woman. I will both gasp and pant.
[15] I will destroy mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs. I will make the rivers islands, and will dry up the pools.
[16] I will bring the blind by a way that they don’t know. I will lead them in paths that they don’t know. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. I will do these things, and I will not forsake them.
[17] “Those who trust in engraved images, who tell molten images, ‘You are our gods,’ will be turned back. They will be utterly disappointed.
[18] “Hear, you deaf, and look, you blind, that you may see.
[19] Who is blind, but my servant? Or who is as deaf as my messenger whom I send? Who is as blind as he who is at peace, and as blind as Yahweh’s servant?
[20] You see many things, but don’t observe. His ears are open, but he doesn’t listen.
[21] It pleased Yahweh, for his righteousness’ sake, to magnify the law and make it honorable.
[22] But this is a robbed and plundered people. All of them are snared in holes, and they are hidden in prisons. They have become captives, and no one delivers, and a plunder, and no one says, ‘Restore them!’
[23] Who is there among you who will give ear to this? Who will listen and hear for the time to come?
[24] Who gave Jacob as plunder, and Israel to the robbers? Didn’t Yahweh, he against whom we have sinned? For they would not walk in his ways, and they disobeyed his law.
[25] Therefore he poured the fierceness of his anger on him, and the strength of battle. It set him on fire all around, but he didn’t know. It burned him, but he didn’t take it to heart.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Isaiah 42 (KJVS)

[1] 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 Gentiles .
[2] He shall not cry (), nor lift up (), nor cause his voice to be heard () in the street .
[3] A bruised () reed shall he not break (), and the smoking flax shall he not quench (): he shall bring forth () judgment unto truth .
[4] He shall not fail () nor be discouraged (), till he have set () judgment in the earth : and the isles shall wait () for his law .
[5] 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 () therein:
[6] 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 ;
[7] To open () the blind eyes , to bring out () the prisoners from the prison , [and] them that sit () in darkness out of the prison house .
[8] I [am] the LORD : that [is] my name : and my glory will I not give () to another , neither my praise to graven images .
[9] Behold, the former things are come to pass (), and new things do I declare (): before they spring forth () I tell () you of them.
[10] 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 inhabitants () thereof.
[11] 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 .
[12] Let them give () glory unto the LORD , and declare () his praise in the islands .
[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 (); he shall prevail () against his enemies ().
[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 () (8676) () and devour () at once .
[15] 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 .
[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 () unto them, and not forsake () them.
[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 .
[18] Hear (), ye deaf ; and look (), ye blind , that ye may see ().
[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 ?
[20] Seeing () (8675) () many things , but thou observest () not; opening () the ears , but he heareth () not.
[21] The LORD is well pleased () for his righteousness ’ sake; he will magnify () the law , and make [it] honourable ().
[22] 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 ().
[23] Who among you will give ear () to this? [who] will hearken () and hear () for the time to come ?
[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 () unto his law .
[25] 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 .

Young’s Literal Translation

Isaiah 42 (YLT)

[1] Lo, My servant, I take hold on him, My chosen one-My soul hath accepted, I have put My Spirit upon him, Judgment to nations he bringeth forth.
[2] He doth not cry, nor lift up, Nor cause his voice to be heard, in the street.
[3] A bruised reed he breaketh not, And dim flax he quencheth not, To truth he bringeth forth judgment.
[4] He doth not become weak nor bruised, Till he setteth judgment in the earth, And for his law isles wait with hope.
[5] Thus said God, Jehovah, preparing The heavens, and stretching them out, Spreading out the earth and its productions, Giving breath to the people on it, And spirit to those walking in it.
[6] I, Jehovah, did call thee in righteousness, And I lay hold on thy hand, and keep thee, And I give thee for a covenant of a people, And a light of nations.
[7] To open the eyes of the blind, To bring forth from prison the bound one, From the house of restraint those sitting in darkness.
[8] I am Jehovah, this is My name, And Mine honour to another I give not, Nor My praise to graven images.
[9] The former things, lo, have come, And new things I am declaring, Before they spring up I cause you to hear.
[10] Sing to Jehovah a new song, His praise from the end of the earth, Ye who are going down to the sea, and its fulness, Isles, and their inhabitants.
[11] The wilderness and its cities do lift up the voice, The villages Kedar doth inhabit, Sing do the inhabitants of Sela, From the top of mountains they cry.
[12] They ascribe to Jehovah honour, And His praise in the isles they declare.
[13] Jehovah as a mighty one goeth forth. As a man of war He stirreth up zeal, He crieth, yea, He shrieketh, Against His enemies He showeth Himself mighty.
[14] I have kept silent from of old, I keep silent, I refrain myself, As a travailing woman I cry out, I desolate and swallow up together.
[15] I make waste mountains and hills, And all their herbs I dry up, And I have made rivers become isles, And ponds I dry up.
[16] And I have caused the blind to go, In a way they have not known, In paths they have not known I cause them to tread, I make a dark place before them become light, And unlevelled places become a plain, These are the things I have done to them, And I have not forsaken them.
[17] Removed backward-utterly ashamed, Are those trusting in a graven image, Those saying to a molten image, ‘Ye are our gods.’
[18] Ye deaf, hear; and ye blind, look to see.
[19] Who is blind but My servant? And deaf as My messenger I send? Who is blind as he who is at peace, Yea, blind, as the servant of Jehovah?
[20] Seeing many things, and thou observest not, Opening ears, and he heareth not.
[21] Jehovah hath delight for the sake of His righteousness, He magnifieth law, and maketh honourable.
[22] And this is a people seized and spoiled, Snared in holes-all of them, And in houses of restraint they were hidden, They have been for a prey, And there is no deliverer, A spoil, and none is saying, ‘Restore.’
[23] Who among you giveth ear to this? Attendeth, and heareth afterwards.
[24] Who hath given Jacob for a spoil, And Israel to the spoilers? Is it not Jehovah-He against whom we sinned? Yea, they have not been willing in His ways to walk, Nor have they hearkened to His law.
[25] And He poureth on him fury, His anger, and the strength of battle, And it setteth him on fire round about, And he hath not known, And it burneth against him, and he layeth it not to heart!