As a covenant for the people and a light for the nations
is My 1bServant
, whom I uphold,
One din whom
My soul delights;
I have put My 2eSpirit
And He will bring forth 3justice
to the nations.
will not 1cry
out, nor lift up His voice
Nor make His voice heard in the street.
reed He will not break;
And a 1dimly
burning flax He will not extinguish;
He will bring forth justice in truth.
will not 1faint
, nor will He 2be
Until He has established 3justice
in the earth;
And the coastlands will wait for His instruction.
says God Jehovah,
Who created the aheavens
and stretched them out,
Who spread forth the bearth
and what springs up from it,
Who gives cbreath
to the people upon it
to those who walk on it:
am Jehovah; I have acalled
You in righteousness;
I have held You by the hand;
I have kept You and I have given You
As a 1bcovenant
for the people, as a 2clight
for the nations;
open the eyes of the ablind
To bring the prisoner out from the bprison
Those who dwell in darkness from the prison house.
am Jehovah, that is My name,
And I will not agive
My glory to another,
Nor My praise to idols.
, the former things have come to pass,
things I am telling you
Before they spring forth
I will let you hear them
song to Jehovah; Sing
His praise from the end of the earth;
You who go down to the sea and all
that fills it,
You coastlands and their inhabitants.
the wilderness and its cities,
The villages which Kedar inhabits, lift up their voices
Let the inhabitants of 1Sela
sing for joy;
Let them shout from the tops of the mountains.
them give glory to Jehovah,
And declare His praise in the coastlands.
will go forth as a mighty man,
Like a aman
of war He will stir up His
He will raise a war cry; He will even roar.
He will prevail over His enemies.
a long time I have been silent;
I have kept still, I have restrained Myself. Now
I will cry like a woman in travail;
I will 1gasp
and pant at the same time.
will lay waste the mountains and hills,
And all of their vegetation I will dry up;
And I will make the rivers into islands;
I will dry up the pools.
will bring the blind on a way they do not know;
I will guide them in paths they do not know;
I will make the adarkness
into light before them,
These are the things
I will do for them and will not forsake them.
who have turned back will be utterly put to shame, That is
, those who trust in graven images,
Those who say to molten images,
You are our gods.
who are adeaf
And you who are blind, Look, that you may see.
is blind except My 1servant
And as deaf as My messenger, whom
I will send?
Who is as blind as the one at peace with Me
And as blind as the servant of Jehovah?
have seen many things and do not observe them
ears are open, but he does anot
is well pleased for His righteousness’ sake;
He will magnify the law and make it
this is a people plundered and spoiled:
All of them are trapped in holes,
And they are hidden in prison houses;
They have become plunder, and there is no one to deliver; They have become
spoil, and there is no one to say, Restore them
among you will give ear to this? Who will
pay attention and listen to the coming things?
gave Jacob to the plunderers,
And Israel to the robbers?
Was it not Jehovah, against whom we have sinned,
And in whose ways they were not willing to walk,
And whose law they would not obey?
He poured out upon them the heat of His anger
And the strength of battle;
And set them on fire round about, yet they did not realize it
And He burned against them and they did not take it