following guidelines set down by Isaiah:
Look well at my handpicked servant; I love him so much, take such delight in him. I've placed my Spirit on him; he'll decree justice to the nations.
But he won't yell, won't raise his voice; there'll be no commotion in the streets.
He won't walk over anyone's feelings, won't push you into a corner. Before you know it, his justice will triumph;
the mere sound of his name will signal hope, even among far-off unbelievers.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)