42 Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my spirit upon him;
he will bring forth justice to the nations.
or make it heard in the street;
and a dimly burning wick he will not quench;
he will faithfully bring forth justice.
until he has established justice in the earth;
and the coastlands wait for his teaching.
who created the heavens and stretched them out,
who spread out the earth and what comes from it,
who gives breath to the people upon it
and spirit to those who walk in it:
I have taken you by the hand and kept you;
I have given you as a covenant to the people,a
a light to the nations,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
from the prison those who sit in darkness.
my glory I give to no other,
nor my praise to idols.
and new things I now declare;
before they spring forth,
I tell you of them.
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