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Isaiah 42 Names of God Bible (NOG)

The Lord’s Servant Will Bring Righteousness to the World

42 Here is my Ebed, whom I support.
    Here is my chosen one, with whom I am pleased.
    I have put my Ruach on him.
    He will bring justice to the nations.
He will not cry out or raise his voice.
    He will not make his voice heard in the streets.
He will not break off a damaged cattail.
    He will not even put out a smoking wick.
    He will faithfully bring about justice.
He will not be discouraged or crushed
    until he has set up justice on the earth.
    The coastlands will wait for his teachings.

Yahweh El created the heavens and stretched them out.
    He shaped the earth and all that comes from it.
    He gave life to the people who are on it
        and breath to those who walk on it.

This is what Yahweh El says:

I, Yahweh, have called you to do what is right.
    I will take hold of your hand.
    I will protect you.
    I will appoint you as my promise[a] to the people,
        as my light to the nations.
            You will give sight to the blind,
                bring prisoners out of prisons,
                    and bring those who live in darkness
    out of dungeons.
I am Yahweh; that is my name.
    I will not give my glory to anyone else
        or the praise I deserve to idols.
What I said in the past has come true.
    I will reveal new things before they happen.

A Song about the Lord, the Warrior

10 Sing a new song to Yahweh.
    Sing his praise from the ends of the earth,
    you people who sail on the seas
        and all the creatures that live in them,
    you coastlands and all who live on them.
11 Let those who live in the desert and its cities raise their voices.
    Let those who live in the settlements of Kedar praise him.
    Let those who live in Sela sing for joy.
    Let them shout from the tops of the mountains.
12 Let them give glory to Yahweh
    and announce his praise on the coastlands.
13 Yahweh marches out like a warrior.
    He prepares himself for battle like a soldier.
        He shouts, gives the battle cry, and overpowers his enemies.

14 I have been silent for a long time.
    I kept quiet and held myself back.
    But like a woman in childbirth I will cry out.
    I will gasp and pant.
15 I will lay waste to mountains and hills.
    I will dry up all their vegetation.
    I will turn rivers into islands.
    I will dry up ponds.
16 I will lead the blind on unfamiliar roads.
    I will lead them on unfamiliar paths.
    I will turn darkness into light in front of them.
    I will make rough places smooth.
    These are the things I will do for them,
        and I will never abandon them.
17 Then those who trust idols
    and those who say to statues,
        “You are our gods”
    will be turned away and put to shame.

The Lord Will Bring Israel Home

18 Listen, you deaf people.
    Look, you blind people, so that you can see.
19 Who is blind except my servant
    or deaf like the messenger I send?
    Who is blind like the one who has my trust
    or blind like the servant of Yahweh?
20 You have seen much, but you do not observe anything.
    Your ears are open, but you hear nothing.
21 Yahweh is pleased because he does what is right.
    He praises the greatness of his teachings and makes them glorious.
22 But these people are robbed and looted.
    They are all trapped in pits and hidden in prisons.
        They have become prey with no one to rescue them.
            They have become loot with no one to say, “Give it back.”
23 Who among you will listen to this?
    Is there anyone who will pay attention and listen in the future?
24 Who gave Jacob away as loot
    and handed Israel over to robbers?
    Wasn’t it Yahweh, against whom we have sinned?
    They didn’t want to live his way.
    They didn’t obey his teachings.
25 So he poured out his burning anger and the horrors of war on them.
    It engulfed them in flames, but they did not understand.
    It burned them, but they did not take it to heart.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 42:6 Or “covenant.”
Names of God Bible (NOG)

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Isaiah 42 New International Version (NIV)

The Servant of the Lord

42 “Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
    my chosen one in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him,
    and he will bring justice to the nations.
He will not shout or cry out,
    or raise his voice in the streets.
A bruised reed he will not break,
    and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;
    he will not falter or be discouraged
till he establishes justice on earth.
    In his teaching the islands will put their hope.”

This is what God the Lord says—
the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out,
    who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it,
    who gives breath to its people,
    and life to those who walk on it:
“I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness;
    I will take hold of your hand.
I will keep you and will make you
    to be a covenant for the people
    and a light for the Gentiles,
to open eyes that are blind,
    to free captives from prison
    and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.

“I am the Lord; that is my name!
    I will not yield my glory to another
    or my praise to idols.
See, the former things have taken place,
    and new things I declare;
before they spring into being
    I announce them to you.”

Song of Praise to the Lord

10 Sing to the Lord a new song,
    his praise from the ends of the earth,
you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,
    you islands, and all who live in them.
11 Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices;
    let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice.
Let the people of Sela sing for joy;
    let them shout from the mountaintops.
12 Let them give glory to the Lord
    and proclaim his praise in the islands.
13 The Lord will march out like a champion,
    like a warrior he will stir up his zeal;
with a shout he will raise the battle cry
    and will triumph over his enemies.

14 “For a long time I have kept silent,
    I have been quiet and held myself back.
But now, like a woman in childbirth,
    I cry out, I gasp and pant.
15 I will lay waste the mountains and hills
    and dry up all their vegetation;
I will turn rivers into islands
    and dry up the pools.
16 I will lead the blind by ways they have not known,
    along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them
    and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do;
    I will not forsake them.
17 But those who trust in idols,
    who say to images, ‘You are our gods,’
    will be turned back in utter shame.

Israel Blind and Deaf

18 “Hear, you deaf;
    look, you blind, and see!
19 Who is blind but my servant,
    and deaf like the messenger I send?
Who is blind like the one in covenant with me,
    blind like the servant of the Lord?
20 You have seen many things, but you pay no attention;
    your ears are open, but you do not listen.”
21 It pleased the Lord
    for the sake of his righteousness
    to make his law great and glorious.
22 But this is a people plundered and looted,
    all of them trapped in pits
    or hidden away in prisons.
They have become plunder,
    with no one to rescue them;
they have been made loot,
    with no one to say, “Send them back.”

23 Which of you will listen to this
    or pay close attention in time to come?
24 Who handed Jacob over to become loot,
    and Israel to the plunderers?
Was it not the Lord,
    against whom we have sinned?
For they would not follow his ways;
    they did not obey his law.
25 So he poured out on them his burning anger,
    the violence of war.
It enveloped them in flames, yet they did not understand;
    it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.

New International Version (NIV)

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