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Isaiah 42:1–9

The Mission of Yahweh’s Servant

42 Look! here is my servant; I hold him,

my chosen one, in whom my soul delights.

I have puta my spirit on him;

he will bring justice forth to the nations.

He will not cry out and lift up

and make his voice heard in the street.

He will not break a broken reed,

and he will not extinguish a dim wick.

He will bring justice forth inb faithfulness.

He will not grow faint,

and he will not be broken

until he has established justice in the earth.

And the coastlands wait for his teaching.

Thus says the God, Yahweh,

who created the heavens

and stretched them out,

who spread out the earth and its offspring,

who gives breath to the people upon it

and spirit to those who walk in it.

“I am Yahweh; I have called you in righteousness,

and I have grasped your hand and watched over you;

and I have given you as a covenant of the people,

as a light of the nations,

to open the blind eyes,

to bring the prisoner out from the dungeon,

those who sit in darkness from the house of imprisonment.

I am Yahweh; that is my name,

and I do not give my glory to another,

norc my praise to the idols.

Look! the former things have come,

and I declare new things.

I announced them to you before they sprout up.”

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