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

  • 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.
  • BSP
    Jehovah God has revealed to us in the Bible how things will be before they take place as verse 9 shows.
  • Julie Putzier for verse 8
  • When i read this verse it gives me hope..there ate those situations in life that leave you on the verge of breaking into tiny pieces,it might be sickness or lack of something you need but God will not let it get any worse dan it already is,in all honesty will he set you free
  • Insight 777
    Verse 19, Blind and deaf is used in an abstract way not a literal blindness or deafness. The message is talking about servants of the Lord following orders completely, without reservation, trusting the Lord regardless of any outside influence that they may see or hear. This is further substantiated in verse 24 where being obedient to the law is shown to be important. The law Jesus gave is love one another. If people refuse to love one another the result is war and the Lord will respond. Verse 23 the time to come is the end of days war. The meaning of verse 24 is if a law or order is given then boundaries of behavior are set because they are defined. Also the law defines behavior outside of the boundary of the law. If one follows the law that is good and if one does not follow the law that is evil. So what behavior is good and what is evil are both defined or created, at the same time. If everyone loved one another, evil and war would not exist.

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