Isaiah 42:1

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold my seruant whome I vphold, mine elect in whom my soule delighteth: I haue put my Spirit vpon him, he shall bring forth iudgement to the Gentiles.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one {in whom} My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delighteth: I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See my servant, whom I am supporting, my loved one, in whom I take delight: I have put my spirit on him; he will give the knowledge of the true God to the nations.
- Basic English Bible

Behold my servant whom I uphold, mine elect [in whom] my soul delighteth! I will put my Spirit upon him; he shall bring forth judgment to the nations.
- Darby Bible

Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delights-- I have put my Spirit on him. He will bring justice to the nations.
- World English Bible

Lo, My servant, I take hold on him, My chosen one -- My soul hath accepted, I have put My Spirit upon him, Judgment to nations he bringeth forth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold My servant, whom I uphold; Mine elect, in whom My soul delighteth; I have put My spirit upon him, he shall make the right to go forth to the nations.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 42:1


42:1 Behold - The prophet having given one eminent instance of God's certain fore - knowledge, in the deliverance of the Jews by Cyrus, now adds another more eminent example of it, by foretelling the coming of the Messiah. This place therefore is expressly interpreted of Christ, #Matt 12:18|, &c. And to him, and to him only, all the particulars following, truly and evidently belong. Whom - Whom I will enable to do and suffer all those things which belong to his office. Elect - Chosen by me to this great work. Delighteth - Both for himself and for all his people, being fully satisfied with that sacrifice, which he shall offer up to me. Bring forth - Shall publish or shew, as this word is translated, #Matt 12:18|. Judgment - The law, and will, and counsel of God, concerning man's salvation. Gentiles - Not only to the Jews, but to the Heathen nations.


Discussion for Isaiah 42

  • Bruce
    For there are Three that bear record in Heaven, The Father, The Word, and The Holy Ghost-----:1John5:7 / Your saying man created:The Father,The Word and The Holy Ghost? Are these The Us and Our in Genesis 1? This is His Word, not yours. He said Three that makes a Trinity.There has always been a Trinity. man created nothing! We need His Word always. Put on The Whole Armour of God--- Ephesians 6:11
  • Irene123
    V. 8 - is referring to the trinity which man created (325 a.d.). God knew this would happen even before He created the universe and all that is therein. Read Isa. 43:11 - beside me there is no savior; Isa. 44:6 - beside me there is no God. And remember - Rev. 22:13. There cannot be 2 firsts and lasts. Jesus is God's name - Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38.
  • Lane
    Saints! Reread verse 42:8. I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Do not worship celebrities, secular music, and games. Praise, Glory and honor belongs to our GOD Yahweh only. Be careful, Lord Jesus, is the inventor of everything Good!
  • Steve morrow
    ISAIAH 42:9 BEHOLD THE FORMER THINGS ARE COME TO PASS AND NEW THINGS DO I DECLARE BEFORE THEY SPRING FORTH I TELL YOU OF THEM --- DEUTERONOMY 29:29
    THE SECRET THINGS BELONG UNTO THE LORD OUR GOD BUT THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE REVEALED BELONG UNTO US AND OUR CHILDREN FOR EVER THAT WE MAY DO ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW --- LUKE 6:46 AND WHY CALL YOU ME LORD LORD AND DO NOT THE THINGS WHICH I SAY
  • Brianna for verse 8
    A correct translation is not LORD,but the divine name Jehovah or Yahweh. With that name it gives vs. 8 a better understanding. Jehovah is God's name. It is a unique name, and a name that should not be covered over by titles. Jehovah does not share his name with any other God. It means "He causes to become".
  • Irene123
    V. 7 - Jesus quoted this in Lk.4:18; the very beginning of His ministry, AFTER He had fasted 40 days and been tempted of satan. THEN - He began His work.

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