"1Behold, My 2Servant, whom I auphold ; My 3chosen one in whom My 4souldelights. I have put My 5Spirit upon Him; He will bringforth6justice to the bnations.
"He will not cry out or raise His voice, Normake His voiceheard in the street.
"A bruisedreed He will not break And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish ; He will faithfullybringforth7justice.
"He will not be 8disheartened or crushedUntil He has establishedjustice in the earth ; And the 9coastlands will waitexpectantly for His claw."
5ThussaysGod the LORD, Who 10created the heavens and 11stretched them out, Who spread out the 12earth and its doffspring, Who 13givesbreath to the people on it And spirit to those who walk in it,
"I am the LORD, I have 14called You in righteousness, I will also 15hold You by the hand and 16watch over You, And I will appoint You as a 17covenant to the people, As a 18light to the nations,
To 19openblindeyes, To 20bring out prisoners from the dungeon And those who dwell in darkness from the prison .
"21I am the LORD, that is 22My name ; I will not give My 23glory to another, Nor My praise to egravenimages.
9"Behold, the 24formerthings have come to pass, Now I declare25newthings ; Before they springforth I proclaim them to you."
10Sing to the LORD a 26newsong, Sing His praise from the 27end of the earth ! 28You who godown to the sea, and 29all that is in it. You 30islands, and those who dwell on them.
Let the 31wilderness and its citieslift up their voices, The settlements where 32Kedarinhabits. Let the inhabitants of 33Selasingaloud, Let them shout for joy from the tops of the 34mountains.
Let them 35giveglory to the LORD And declare His praise in the 36coastlands.
1337The LORD will goforth like a warrior, He will arouse His 38zeal like a man of war. He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a warcry. He will 39prevailagainst His enemies.
"40I have keptsilent for a longtime, I have keptstill and restrained Myself. Now like a woman in labor I will groan, I will bothgasp and pant.
"I will 41laywaste the mountains and hills And witherall their vegetation ; I will 42make the rivers into coastlands And dry up the ponds.
"I will 43lead the blind by a way they do not know, In paths they do not know I will guide them. I will 44makedarkness into lightbefore them And 45ruggedplaces into plains. These are the things I will do, And I will 46not leave them undone."
They will be turnedback and be 47utterlyput to shame, Who trust in fidols, Who say to moltenimages, "You are our gods."
1848Hear, you deaf ! And look, you blind, that you may see.
19Who is blind but My 49servant, Or so deaf as My 50messenger whom I send ? Who is so blind as he that is g51at peace with Me, Or so blind as the servant of the LORD ?
2052You have seenmanythings, but you do not observe them; Your ears are open, but nonehears.
The LORD was pleased for His righteousness'sake To make the law53great and glorious.
But this is a peopleplundered and despoiled ; All of them are 54trapped in hcaves, Or are 55hidden away in prisons ; They have become a prey with none to deliver them, And a spoil, with none to say, "Give them back !"
23Who among you will giveear to this ? Who will giveheed and listenhereafter ?
24WhogaveJacob up for spoil, and Israel to plunderers ? Was it not the LORD, against whom we have sinned, And in whose ways they 56were not willing to walk, And whose law they did not 57obey ?
So He poured out on him the heat of His anger And the 58fierceness of battle ; And it set him aflameallaround, Yet he did not recognize it; And it burned him, but he i59paidnoattention .