Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have
put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgement to the Gentiles.
He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he
shall bring forth judgement unto truth.
He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgement in the earth: and
the isles shall wait for his law.
Thus saith God 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 giveth breath
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
To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that
sit in darkness out of the prison house.
I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my
praise to graven images.
Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before
they spring forth I tell you of them.
Sing unto the LORD a new song, 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 rock sing, let them shout from the top
of the mountains.
Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.
The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of
war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail 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 devour at once.
I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make
the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.
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 make darkness light before them, and crooked things
straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven
images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.
Hear, 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’s servant?
Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth
The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the
law, and make it honourable.
But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and
they are hid in prison houses: 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
Who gave Jacob 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.
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.