1 Behold My Servant, whom I uphold; My Elect, in whom My soul delights. I have put
My Spirit upon Him; He shall bring forth justice to the nations.
2 He shall not cry out, nor lift up, nor cause His voice to be heard in the street.
3 A bruised reed He shall not break, and a smoking wick He shall not quench; He shall
bring forth justice unto truth.
4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, until He has established justice on the earth; and
the islands shall wait for His Law.
5 Thus says Jehovah the Mighty God, He who created the heavens and stretched them out, spreading out the earth and its offspring; Who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk on it.
6 I, Jehovah, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand, and will keep
You, and give You as a covenant to the people, as a Light to the nations;
7 to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, those who sit in
darkness out of the prison house.
8 I am Jehovah; that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise
to graven images.
9 Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they
spring forth, I proclaim them to you.
10 Sing to Jehovah a new song; His praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down
to the sea, and all that is in it; the coastlands and its inhabitants.
11 Let the wilderness and its cities lift up their voice, the villages where Kedar dwells.
Let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the mountain tops.
12 Give glory to Jehovah and declare His praise in the coastlands.
13 Jehovah goes forth as a mighty man, He stirs up zeal like a man of war; He shouts,
yea, roars; He shows Himself mighty against His enemies.
14 I have continually kept silent; I have been still and refrained Myself. Now I will cry
like a woman in labor; I will pant and gasp at once.
15 I will make waste the mountains and hills, and dry up all their vegetation. And I will
make the rivers coastlands, and I will dry up the pools.
16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths they
have not known; I will make darkness into light before them, and crooked places straight.
I will do these things for them, and not forsake them.
17 They have been turned back, they are greatly ashamed, those who trust in graven
images and who say to the molten images, You are our gods.
18 Hear, you deaf; and look, you blind, that you may see.
19 Who is blind but My servant? Or deaf, as My messenger whom I sent? Who is blind
as he who is perfect, and blind as Jehovah's servant?
20 You see many things, but do not observe; opening the ears, but no one hears.
21 Jehovah is well pleased for His righteousness' sake; He will magnify the Law and
make it honorable.
22 But this is a people robbed and plundered; all of them are snared in holes, and they
are hidden in prison houses. They are as prey, and no one delivers them; spoils, and no
one says, Give it back!
23 Who among you will give ear to this? Who will listen and hear for the time to come?
24 Who gave Jacob for a spoils, and Israel to robbers? Was it not Jehovah, against
whom we have sinned? For they would not walk in His ways, nor did they obey His Law.
25 Therefore He has poured upon him the fury of His anger, and the strength of battle.
And it has set him on fire all around, yet he did not know; and it burned him, yet he did
not lay it to heart.