The Lord says, 1 "Here is my servant, whom I strengthen - the one I have chosen, with whom I am pleased. I have filled him with my Spirit, and he will bring justice to every nation.
He will not shout or raise his voice or make loud speeches in the streets.
He will not break off a bent reed nor put out a flickering lamp. He will bring lasting justice to all.
He will not lose hope or courage; he will establish justice on the earth. Distant lands eagerly wait for his teaching."
God created the heavens and stretched them out; 2 he fashioned the earth and all that lives there; he gave life and breath to all its people. And now the Lord God says to his servant,
"I, the Lord, have called you and given you power 3 to see that justice is done on earth. Through you I will make a covenant with all peoples; through you I will bring light to the nations.