Behold my servant, whom I uphold ; mine elect, in whom my souldelighteth ; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forthjudgment to the Gentiles.2
He shall not cry , nor lift up , nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.3
A bruisedreed shall he not break , and the smokingaflax shall he not quench : he shall bring forthjudgment unto truth.4
He shall not fail nor be discouraged ,b till he have setjudgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.5
Thus saithGod 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 givethbreath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
I 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;7
To open the blindeyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prisonhouse.8
I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.9
Behold, the former things are come to pass , and new things do I declare : before they spring forth I tell you of them.
10Sing unto the LORD a newsong, 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.
Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit : let the inhabitants of the rocksing , let them shout from the top of the mountains.12
Let them giveglory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.13
The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir upjealousy like a man of war: he shall cry , yea, roar ; he shall prevailc against his enemies .
I 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 devourd at once.15
I will make wastemountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the riversislands, and I will dry up the pools.16
And 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 makedarknesslightbefore them, and crooked thingsstraight.e These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
They shall be turnedback, they shall be greatlyashamed , 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 .
Who 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'Sservant?20Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.
The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable .
But this is a peoplerobbed and spoiled ; they are all of them snared in holes , and they are hid in prisonhouses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth ; for a spoil, and none saith , Restore .
Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?24
Who gaveJacob 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.25
Therefore 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.