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.
2He shall not cry, nor lift
up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
4He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth:
and the isles shall wait for his law.
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:
6I 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;
7To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness
out of the prison house.
8I am the LORD: that
is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
9Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before
they spring forth I tell you of them.
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.
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.
them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.
13The 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.
have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy
and devour at once.
15I 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.
16And 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.
17They shall be
turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.
18Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.
19Who 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?
many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.
21The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.
22But 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.
23Who among you will
give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?
24Who 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.
25Therefore 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.