Bible Society of South Africa

Heilige Week: Maandag

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The LORD's Servant

1The LORD says,

“Here is my servant, whom I strengthen —

the one I have chosen, with whom I am pleased.

I have filled him with my Spirit,

and he will bring justice to every nation.

2He will not shout or raise his voice

or make loud speeches in the streets.

3He will not break off a bent reed

or put out a flickering lamp.

He will bring lasting justice to all.

4He will not lose hope or courage;

he will establish justice on the earth.

Distant lands eagerly wait for his teaching.”

5God created the heavens and stretched them out;

he fashioned the earth and all that lives there;

he gave life and breath to all its people.

And now the LORD God says to his servant,

6“I, the LORD, have called you and given you power

to see that justice is done on earth.

Through you I will make a covenant with all peoples;

through you I will bring light to the nations.

7You will open the eyes of the blind

and set free those who sit in dark prisons.

8“I alone am the LORD your God.

No other god may share my glory;

I will not let idols share my praise.

9The things I predicted have now come true.

Now I will tell you of new things

even before they begin to happen.”

Isaiah 42:1-9GNBOpen in Bible reader
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