I have put My eSpirit upon Him;
Nor make His voice heard in the street.
And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish;
He will faithfully bring forth ajustice.
4 “He will not be adisheartened or crushed
Until He has established justice in the earth;
Who dgives breath to the people on it
And spirit to those who walk in it,
6 “I am the Lord, I have acalled You in righteousness,
And I will appoint You as a dcovenant to the people,
As a elight to the nations,
7 To aopen blind eyes,
To bbring out prisoners from the dungeon
And those who dwell in darkness from the prison.
I will not give My cglory to another,
Nor My praise to 1graven images.
9 “Behold, the aformer things have come to pass,
Now I declare bnew things;
Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you.”
10 Sing to the Lord a anew song,
Sing His praise from the bend of the earth!
You eislands, and those who dwell on them.
11 Let the awilderness and its cities lift up their voices,
The settlements where bKedar inhabits.
Let the inhabitants of cSela sing aloud,
Let them shout for joy from the tops of the dmountains.
12 Let them agive glory to the Lord
And declare His praise in the bcoastlands.
13 aThe Lord will go forth like a warrior,
He will arouse His bzeal like a man of war.
He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a war cry.
He will cprevail against His enemies.
14 “aI have kept silent for a long time,
I have kept still and restrained Myself.
Now like a woman in labor I will groan,
I will both gasp and pant.
15 “I will alay waste the mountains and hills
And wither all their vegetation;
I will bmake the rivers into coastlands
And dry up the ponds.
16 “I will alead the blind by a way they do not know,
In paths they do not know I will guide them.
I will bmake darkness into light before them
And crugged places into plains.
These are the things I will do,
And I will dnot leave them undone.”
17 They will be turned back and be autterly put to shame,
Who trust in 1idols,
Who say to molten images,
“You are our gods.”
18 aHear, you deaf!
And look, you blind, that you may see.
19 Who is blind but My aservant,
Or so deaf as My bmessenger whom I send?
Or so blind as the servant of the Lord?
20 aYou have seen many things, but you do not observe them;
Your ears are open, but none hears.
To make the law agreat and glorious.
Or are bhidden away in prisons;
They have become a prey with none to deliver them,
And a spoil, with none to say, “Give them back!”
Who will give heed and listen hereafter?
Was it not the Lord, against whom we have sinned,
And in whose ways they awere not willing to walk,
And whose law they did not bobey?
And the afierceness of battle;
And it set him aflame all around,
Yet he did not recognize it;
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