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.
References for Isaiah 42:1
42.1 Mt 3.17; 17.5; Mk 1.11; Lk 3.22; 9.35.+O+N42.1-4 Mt 12.18-21.
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,
References for Isaiah 42:5
42.5 Ac 17.24, 25.
"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.
References for Isaiah 42:6
42.6 Is 49.6; Lk 2.32; Ac 13.47; 26.23.