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Isaiah 42:1-5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Servant’s Mission

42 “This is My Servant; I strengthen Him,
this is My Chosen One; I delight in Him.
I have put My Spirit on Him;
He will bring justice[a] to the nations.
He will not cry out or shout
or make His voice heard in the streets.
He will not break a bruised reed,
and He will not put out a smoldering wick;
He will faithfully bring justice.
He will not grow weak or be discouraged
until He has established justice on earth.
The islands will wait for His instruction.”

This is what God, Yahweh, says—
who created the heavens and stretched them out,
who spread out the earth and what comes from it,
who gives breath to the people on it
and life[b] to those who walk on it

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 42:1 DSS read His justice
  2. Isaiah 42:5 Lit spirit

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