1901 American Standard Version (ASV)
42:1 ¶ Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delighteth: I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.
42:2 He will not cry, nor lift up his voice, nor cause it to be heard in the street.
42:3 A bruised reed will he not break, and a dimly burning wick will he not quench: he will bring forth justice in truth.
42:4 He will not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set justice in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law.
42:5 ¶ Thus saith God Jehovah, he that created the heavens, and stretched them forth; he that spread abroad 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:
42:7 to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison-house.
42:9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.
42:11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up [their voice], the villages that Kedar doth inhabit; let the inhabitants of Sela sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
42:14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: [now] will I cry out like a travailing woman; I will gasp and pant together.
42:15 I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and will dry up the pools.
42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; in paths that they know not will I lead them; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things will I do, and I will not forsake them.
42:17 ¶ They shall be turned back, they shall be utterly put to shame, that trust in graven images, that say unto molten images, Ye are our gods.
42:18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.
42:20 Thou seest many things, but thou observest not; his ears are open, but he heareth not.
42:22 But this is a people robbed and plundered; 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.
42:23 Who is there among you that will give ear to this? that will hearken and hear for the time to come?
42:25 Therefore he poured upon him the fierceness of his anger, and the strength of battle; and it set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.
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