The office of Christ, graced with meekness and constancy.
Isaiah 42:1 Lo! my Servant, I will uphold him, My chosen, well-pleased, is my soul,I have put my spirit upon him, Justiceto the nations, will he bring forth: Isaiah 42:2 He will not cry out, nor will he speak loud,Nor cause to be heard, in the street, his voice: Isaiah 42:3 Cane that is crushed, will he not break, And wick that is fading, will he not quench,Faithfully, will he bring forth justice: Isaiah 42:4 He will not fade, nor will he be crushed, Until he establish, in the earth, justice, And, for his instruction, Coastlands, wait.
God's promise unto him.
Isaiah 42:5 Thus, saith GOD himselfYahweh,Creator of the heavens, that stretched them forth, Out-spreader of earth, and the products thereof,Giver of breath to the people thereon, And of spirit to them who walk therein, Isaiah 42:6 IYahweh, have called thee in righteousness, And will firmly grasp thy hand,And will keep thee, And give theeAs the covenant of a people, As the light of nations: Isaiah 42:7 To open eyes that are blind,To bring forth, Out of the dungeon, the captive, Out of the prison, the dwellers in darkness. Isaiah 42:8 I, am Yahweh, that, is my Name,And, my glory, to another, will I not give, Nor, my praise, to images. Isaiah 42:9 Things told in advance, lo! they have come to pass,And, new things, am I, telling, Ere yet they spring forth, I let, you, hear them.
An exhortation to praise God for his Gospel.
Isaiah 42:10 Sing to Yahweh, a song that is new, His praise, from the end of the earth,Ye that go down to the sea, and the fulness thereof, The Coastlands, and ye who dwell therein. Isaiah 42:11 Let the wilderness, shout, and the cities thereof, The villages, wherein dwelleth Kedar,Let the inhabitants of the crag, raise shouts of triumph, From the top of the mountains, let them cry aloud: Isaiah 42:12 Let them render, unto Yahweh, glory,And, his praise, in the Coastlands, let them tell. Isaiah 42:13 Yahweh, as a hero, goeth forth, As a man of war, he stirreth up jealousy,He giveth a cry, yea he raiseth a war-cry, Over his foes, he showeth his strength. Isaiah 42:14 I have held my peace from age-past times, I kept still, I restrained myself,As a travailing woman, I pant, I breathe hard and gasp, all at once! Isaiah 42:15 I will lay waste mountains, and hills, And, all their vegetation, will I wither,And I will make, rivers, to be, shores, And, lakes, will I dry up: Isaiah 42:16 Thus will I lead the blind, by a way they know not, In paths they know not, will I guide them,I will make, the place that was dark before them, to be, light, And, crooked, ways, to be, straight, These things, have I done unto them, And have not forsaken them.
He reproveth the people of incredulity.
Isaiah 42:17 They have drawn back, They turn very pale, Who have been trusting in a graven image,Who have been saying to a molten image, Ye, are, our gods! Isaiah 42:18 Ye deaf, hear! And ye blind, look around that ye may see! Isaiah 42:19 Who, is blind, if not my Servant? Or deaf, like, my messenger whom I send? Who, is, blind, like an intimate friend? Or blind, like the Servant of Yahweh? Isaiah 42:20 Seeing many things, yet thou heedest not, Opening the ears, yet he heareth not. Isaiah 42:21 Yahweh, is well-pleased for his own righteousness' sake, He magnifieth instruction and maketh it majestic. Isaiah 42:22 But, that, is a people preyed upon and plundered, Snared in holes, all of them, And, in houses of restraint, concealed,They have become a prey, and there is none, to deliver,A booty, and there is none to sayRestore! Isaiah 42:23 Who, among you, will give ear to this,Let him hearken and hear, for an aftertime? Isaiah 42:24 Who, gave, as a booty, Jacob, And, Israel, to them who were ready to take prey? Was it not, Yahweh? He against whom we have sinned, And they were not willing, in his ways, to walk, Neither hearkened they to his instruction? Isaiah 42:25 So he hath poured out, upon him, The glow of his anger, and, The strength of battle; And it hath set him aflame round about, yet he knoweth it not, And it hath kindled upon him, yet he layeth it not to heart.