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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 H5650, whom I uphold H8551 (8799); mine elect H972, [in whom] my soul H5315 delighteth H7521 (8804); I have put H5414 (8804) my spirit H7307 upon him: he shall bring forth H3318 (8686) judgment H4941 to the Gentiles H1471.
[2] He shall not cry H6817 (8799), nor lift up H5375 (8799), nor cause his voice H6963 to be heard H8085 (8686) in the street H2351.
[3] A bruised H7533 (8803) reed H7070 shall he not break H7665 (8799), and the smoking H3544 flax H6594 shall he not quench H3518 (8762): he shall bring forth H3318 (8686) judgment H4941 unto truth H571.
[4] He shall not fail H3543 (8799) nor be discouraged H7533 (8799), till he have set H7760 (8799) judgment H4941 in the earth H776: and the isles H339 shall wait H3176 (8762) for his law H8451.
[5] Thus saith H559 (8804) God H410 the LORD H3068, he that created H1254 (8802) the heavens H8064, and stretched them out H5186 (8802); he that spread forth H7554 (8802) the earth H776, and that which cometh out H6631 of it; he that giveth H5414 (8802) breath H5397 unto the people H5971 upon it, and spirit H7307 to them that walk H1980 (8802) therein:
[6] I the LORD H3068 have called H7121 (8804) thee in righteousness H6664, and will hold H2388 (8686) thine hand H3027, and will keep H5341 (8799) thee, and give H5414 (8799) thee for a covenant H1285 of the people H5971, for a light H216 of the Gentiles H1471;
[7] To open H6491 (8800) the blind H5787 eyes H5869, to bring out H3318 (8687) the prisoners H616 from the prison H4525, [and] them that sit H3427 (8802) in darkness H2822 out of the prison H3608 house H1004.
[8] I [am] the LORD H3068: that [is] my name H8034: and my glory H3519 will I not give H5414 (8799) to another H312, neither my praise H8416 to graven images H6456.
[9] Behold, the former things H7223 are come to pass H935 (8804), and new things H2319 do I declare H5046 (8688): before they spring forth H6779 (8799) I tell H8085 (8686) you of them.
[10] Sing H7891 (8798) unto the LORD H3068 a new H2319 song H7892, [and] his praise H8416 from the end H7097 of the earth H776, ye that go down H3381 (8802) to the sea H3220, and all that is therein H4393; the isles H339, and the inhabitants H3427 (8802) thereof.
[11] Let the wilderness H4057 and the cities H5892 thereof lift up H5375 (8799) [their voice], the villages H2691 [that] Kedar H6938 doth inhabit H3427 (8799): let the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of the rock H5553 sing H7442 (8799), let them shout H6681 (8799) from the top H7218 of the mountains H2022.
[12] Let them give H7760 (8799) glory H3519 unto the LORD H3068, and declare H5046 (8686) his praise H8416 in the islands H339.
[13] The LORD H3068 shall go forth H3318 (8799) as a mighty man H1368, he shall stir up H5782 (8686) jealousy H7068 like a man H376 of war H4421: he shall cry H7321 (8686), yea, roar H6873 (8686); he shall prevail H1396 (8691) against his enemies H341 (8802).
[14] I have long time H5769 holden my peace H2814 (8689); I have been still H2790 (8686), [and] refrained H662 (8691) myself: [now] will I cry H6463 (8799) like a travailing woman H3205 (8802); I will destroy H5395 (8799) (8676) H8074 (8799) and devour H7602 (8799) at once H3162.
[15] I will make waste H2717 (8686) mountains H2022 and hills H1389, and dry up H3001 (8686) all their herbs H6212; and I will make H7760 (8804) the rivers H5104 islands H339, and I will dry up H3001 (8686) the pools H98.
[16] And I will bring H3212 (8689) the blind H5787 by a way H1870 [that] they knew H3045 (8804) not; I will lead H1869 (8686) them in paths H5410 [that] they have not known H3045 (8804): I will make H7760 (8799) darkness H4285 light H216 before H6440 them, and crooked things H4625 straight H4334. These things H1697 will I do H6213 (8804) unto them, and not forsake H5800 (8804) them.
[17] They shall be turned H5472 (8738) back H268, they shall be greatly H1322 ashamed H954 (8799), that trust H982 (8802) in graven images H6459, that say H559 (8802) to the molten images H4541, Ye [are] our gods H430.
[18] Hear H8085 (8798), ye deaf H2795; and look H5027 (8685), ye blind H5787, that ye may see H7200 (8800).
[19] Who [is] blind H5787, but my servant H5650? or deaf H2795, as my messenger H4397 [that] I sent H7971 (8799)? who [is] blind H5787 as [he that is] perfect H7999 (8794), and blind H5787 as the LORD’S H3068 servant H5650?
[20] Seeing H7200 (8800) (8675) H7200 (8804) many things H7227, but thou observest H8104 (8799) not; opening H6491 (8800) the ears H241, but he heareth H8085 (8799) not.
[21] The LORD H3068 is well pleased H2654 (8804) for his righteousness H6664’ sake; he will magnify H1431 (8686) the law H8451, and make [it] honourable H142 (8686).
[22] But this [is] a people H5971 robbed H962 (8803) and spoiled H8154 (8803); [they are] all of them snared H6351 (8687) in holes H2352 (8676) H970, and they are hid H2244 (8717) in prison H3608 houses H1004: they are for a prey H957, and none delivereth H5337 (8688); for a spoil H4933, and none saith H559 (8802), Restore H7725 (8685).
[23] Who among you will give ear H238 (8686) to this? [who] will hearken H7181 (8686) and hear H8085 (8799) for the time to come H268?
[24] Who gave H5414 (8804) Jacob H3290 for a spoil H4933 (8675) H4882, and Israel H3478 to the robbers H962 (8802)? did not the LORD H3068, he against whom H2098 we have sinned H2398 (8804)? for they would H14 (8804) not walk H1980 (8800) in his ways H1870, neither were they obedient H8085 (8804) unto his law H8451.
[25] Therefore he hath poured H8210 (8799) upon him the fury H2534 of his anger H639, and the strength H5807 of battle H4421: and it hath set him on fire H3857 (8762) round about H5439, yet he knew H3045 (8804) not; and it burned H1197 (8799) him, yet he laid H7760 (8799) [it] not to heart H3820.

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!