THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Isaiah speaks Messianically—The Lord shall bring his law and his judgment, be a light to the Gentiles, and free the prisoners—Praise ye the Lord.
, whom I uphold; mine belect
, in whom
my soul delighteth; I have cput
upon him: he shall bring forth ejudgment
to the Gentiles.
He shall not cry, nor alift
up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the asmoking
flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the aisles
shall wait for his law.
¶ Thus saith God the Lord
, he that acreated
the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth bbreath
unto the people upon it, and cspirit
to them that dwalk
I the Lord
have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a acovenant
of the people, for a blight
of the cGentiles
eyes, to bring out the cprisoners
from the dprison
them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
Behold, the aformer
things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell byou
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.
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.
Let them give glory unto the Lord, and declare his praise in the islands.
shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up ajealousy
like a man of bwar
: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.
I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and arefrained
will I cry like a travailing woman; I will bdestroy
and devour at once.
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.
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 adarkness
light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
¶ 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.
Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.
blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that
I sent? who is
blind as he that is bperfect
, and blind as the Lord
many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.
is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the law, and make it ahonourable
But this is
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, bRestore
Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?
Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and aIsrael
to the robbers? did not the Lord
, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not bwalk
in his ways, neither were they cobedient
unto his law.
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.