42 “Here is my servant,l whom I uphold,
I will put my Spirito on him,
2 He will not shout or cry out,r
or raise his voice in the streets.
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.u
In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;v
till he establishes justicew on earth.
the Creator of the heavens,a who stretches them out,
who gives breathd to its people,
and life to those who walk on it:
I will take hold of your hand.g
I will keeph you and will make you
to be a covenanti for the people
7 to open eyes that are blind,l
and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.o
I will not yield my glory to anotherr
or my praise to idols.s
9 See, the former thingst have taken place,
and new things I declare;
before they spring into being
I announceu them to you.”
you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,z
you islands,a and all who live in them.
11 Let the wildernessb and its towns raise their voices;
let the settlements where Kedarc lives rejoice.
Let the people of Selad sing for joy;
let them shout from the mountaintops.e
12 Let them give gloryf to the Lord
13 The Lord will march out like a champion,i
with a shoutl he will raise the battle cry
and will triumph over his enemies.m
14 “For a long time I have kept silent,n
I have been quiet and held myself back.o
But now, like a woman in childbirth,
I cry out, I gasp and pant.p
and dry up all their vegetation;
I will turn rivers into islands
and dry ups the pools.
along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into lightv before them
and make the rough places smooth.w
These are the things I will do;
I will not forsakex them.
who say to images, ‘You are our gods,’y
will be turned back in utter shame.z
18 “Hear, you deaf;a
look, you blind, and see!
and deaf like the messengerd I send?
Who is blind like the one in covenante with me,
blind like the servant of the Lord?
your ears are open, but you do not listen.”f
for the sakeg of his righteousness
to make his lawh great and glorious.
22 But this is a people plunderedi and looted,
all of them trapped in pitsj
or hidden away in prisons.k
They have become plunder,
with no one to rescue them;l
they have been made loot,
with no one to say, “Send them back.”
or pay close attentionm in time to come?
and Israel to the plunderers?n
Was it not the Lord,o
against whom we have sinned?
For they would not followp his ways;
they did not obey his law.q
25 So he poured out on them his burning anger,r
the violence of war.
it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.u
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