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Isaiah 42:4-14 (Common English Bible w/ Apocrypha)

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4 He won't be extinguished or broken until he has established justice in the land. The coastlands await his teaching. 5 God the LORD says— the one who created the heavens, the one who stretched them out, the one who spread out the earth and its offspring, the one who gave breath to its people and life to those who walk on it— 6 I, the LORD, have called you for a good reason. I will grasp your hand and guard you, and give you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the nations, 7 to open blind eyes, to lead the prisoners from prison, and those who sit in darkness from the dungeon. 8 I am the LORD; that is my name; I don't hand out my glory to others or my praise to idols. 9 The things announced in the past—look—they've already happened, but I'm declaring new things. Before they even appear, I tell you about them.

Warrior and mother

10 Sing to the LORD a new song! Sing his praise from the ends of the earth! You who sail the sea and all that fills it, the coastlands and their residents. 11 Let the desert and its towns shout aloud, the villages that Kedar inhabits. Let the cliff dwellers sing; from the top of the mountains let them shout. 12 Let them give the LORD glory and declare God's praise in the coastlands. 13 The LORD will go out like a soldier; like a warrior God will stir up rage. God will shout, will roar; over enemies he will prevail. 14 I've kept still for a very long time. I've been silent and restrained myself. Like a woman in labor I will moan; I will pant, I will gasp.
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