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Isaiah 42:1-6 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. 1 "Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations.
2 He will not cry out, nor raise His voice, Nor cause His voice to be heard in the street. 2 He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets.
3 A bruised reed He will not break, And smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth. 3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;
4 He will not fail nor be discouraged, Till He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands shall wait for His law." 4 he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his law the islands will put their hope."
5 Thus says God the Lord, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, Who gives breath to the people on it, And spirit to those who walk on it: 5 This is what God the LORD says-- he who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:
6 "I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness, And will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the Gentiles, 6 "I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles,