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1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.

3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

10 Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.

11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.

12 Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.

13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.

14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.

15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, 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 that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.

17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.

18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.

19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD'S servant?

20 Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.

21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.

22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.

23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?

24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.

25 Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it hath set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.

 


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Matthew Henry's Isaiah Chapter 42 Bible commentary...



The character and coming of Christ. (1-4) The blessings of his kingdom. (5-12) The prevalence of true religion. (13-17) Unbelief and blindness reproved. (18-25)1-4 This prophecy was fulfilled in Christ, #Mt 12:17|. Let our souls rely on him, and rejoice in him; then, for his sake, the Father will be well-pleased with us. The Holy Spirit not only came, but rested upon him, and without measure. He patiently bore the contradiction of sinners. His kingdom is spiritual; he was not to appear with earthly honours. He is tender of those oppressed with doubts and fears, as a bruised reed; those who are as smoking flax, as the wick of a lamp newly lighted, which is ready to go out again. He will not despise them, nor lay upon them more work or more suffering than they can bear. By a long course of miracles and his resurrection, he fully showed the truth of his holy religion. By the power of his gospel and grace he fixes principles in the minds of men, which tend to make them wise and just. The most distant nations wait for his law, wait for his gospel, and shall welcome it. If we would make our calling and election sure, and have the Father delight over us for good, we must behold, hear, believe in, and obey Christ.

5-12 The work of redemption brings back man to the obedience he owes to God as his Maker. Christ is the light of the world. And by his grace he opens the understandings Satan has blinded, and sets at liberty from the bondage of sin. The Lord has supported his church. And now he makes new promises, which shall as certainly be fulfilled as the old ones were. When the Gentiles are brought into the church, he is glorified in them and by them. Let us give to God those things which are his, taking heed that we do not serve the creature more than the Creator.

13-17 The Lord will appear in his power and glory. He shall cry, in the preaching of his word. He shall cry aloud in the gospel woes, which must be preached with gospel blessings, to awaken a sleeping world. He shall conquer by the power of his Spirit. And those that contradict and blaspheme his gospel, he shall put to silence and shame; and that which hinders its progress shall be taken out of the way. To those who by nature were blind, God will show the way to life and happiness by Jesus Christ. They are weak in knowledge, but He will make darkness light. They are weak in duty, but their way shall be plain. Those whom God brings into the right way, he will guide in it. This passage is a prophecy, and is also applicable to every believer; for the Lord will never leave nor forsake them.

18-25 Observe the call given to this people, and the character given of them. Multitudes are ruined for want of observing that which they cannot but see; they perish, not through ignorance, but carelessness. The Lord is well-pleased in the making known his own righteousness. For their sins they were spoiled of all their possessions. This fully came to pass in the destruction of the Jewish nation. There is no resisting, nor escaping God's anger. See the mischief sin makes; it provokes God to anger. And those not humbled by lesser judgments, must expect greater. Alas! how many professed Christians are blind as the benighted heathen! While the Lord is well-pleased in saving sinners through the righteousness of Christ he will also glorify his justice, by punishing all proud despisers. Seeing God has poured out his wrath on his once-favoured people, because of their sins, let us fear, lest a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of us should be found to come short of it.

 


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Jonathan hurtado's Isaiah Chapter 42 comment about verse 8 on 10/14/2014, 2:29pm...

The reason the name Jehovah is not used is because the practice of not using it saying the divine name cones from the Jews. Even today in the synagogue Jews will not utter the name yehweh or Jehovah.

 


Maria's Isaiah Chapter 42 comment on 8/11/2014, 3:35pm...

GOD name is YAH ..,not JA or JE

 


Ar's Isaiah Chapter 42 comment on 6/22/2014, 2:14am...

God s name is Jehovah a d nobody has removed it. The Israelis, having in mind Exodus 20 verse 7 changed it to Adonai when talking about God, which means the Lord. The Greek translation is which means the Lord. You must be a Jehovah witness and I would suggest that instead of teaching wrong and criticizing other believers, when you knock at a door, talk about Salvation. That s what Jesus taught us to do. Tell me, how many times did Jesus use the name Jehovah when He was here on earth? He always referred to God as our Father. Even our daily prayer says Our Father who art in Heaven...I hope you understand what I mean. God Bless you

 


Alex's Isaiah Chapter 42 comment on 6/20/2014, 9:25pm...

42 8 "I am the LORD, that is my name.. " When the KJ bible uses lord in all caps that 's because they have removed Gods name Jehovah. Read Romans 10 13 15, Psalms 9 10, Psalms 91 14, Acts 2 21, Joel 2 32 and John 17 26

 


Anya Lewis's Isaiah Chapter 42 comment on 3/24/2014, 6:14pm...

Anya I left the church to go out in to the world and ended up drink and doing other worldly things.I ended up being raped my a guy the I had only new for 1 1 2 months. When first seen his enviorement God spoke to me telling me to leave this guy alone. But I didn 't he distroyed my families home my daughters car and also mine. This guy had been in jail for child malestation. I repented and gave my self back to the lord our God. I understand Gods instruction and I 'm praying for obiedience every day.The lord has always left a true and open door its up to use to go through it.

 


Moses's Isaiah Chapter 42 comment about verse 1 on 2/22/2014, 3:32pm...

what is important is to understand is why god always brings to attention of lucifer everyone of his special servants he brings on stage eg job jesus

 


Apostle Peter Okyere Darko's Isaiah Chapter 42 comment about verse 21 on 2/12/2014, 7:11am...

I AM A LECTURER AT GLOBAL MERCY MISSION SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY IN GHANA ISAIAH 42 21 IS A PROPHETIC MESSAGE CONCERNING OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND THE LAWS BOTH AT SINAI AND MOAB THE 10 COMMANDMENTS THOUGH WAS A COVENANT WAS NOT CONFIRMMED WITH AN OATH WHILE THE COVENANT AT THE LAND OF MOAB WAS CONFIRMMED WITH AN OATH IT WAS CHRIST WHO CAME TO CONFIRMMED THE MT SINAI COVENANT THEN DECREED THE 2 IMMUTABLE LAWS FOR SALVATION SAKE HEB 6 17 19

 


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