The Lord's special Servant
I give him
I have chosen him.
He makes me very happy.
I have put my
He will bring
He will not shout.
He will not speak loudly in the streets.
like someone who breaks a weak
He will not destroy
like someone who puts out a weak
He will be kind to people,
and he will
until he brings justice to the whole world.
People who are in lands far away
will wait for him to teach them.’
I will take hold of your hand,
and I will keep you safe.
Through you, I will make a
and you will bring light to the other nations.
You will cause
You will bring out into the open
people who sit in dark prisons.
I will not let anyone else share my
I will not let people
I am the only one that they must praise.
as I said that it would happen.
Now I will tell you about new things.
Before they start to happen,
I will tell you about them.’
All over the earth, people should
Praise him, you people who travel over the sea
and everything that lives in the sea.
Praise him, you people who live in lands far away.
should shout aloud to praise him.
Kedar's people should praise him
in the places where they live.
The people who live in Sela should sing aloud with
They should shout from the tops of the mountains.
Those who live in lands far away
should praise him for what he has done.
like a brave soldier.
He is angry with his enemies,
and he is ready to attack them.
He shouts loudly as he attacks,
and he shows his power over them.
‘I have been quiet for a long time.
I have held back my anger.
But now I am ready to deliver!
I will cry out and shout and
like a woman who is ready to give birth.
I will cause the plants that grow on them to die.
I will cause the rivers to become dry islands.
I will cause the pools of water to become dry.
along ways that they did not know before.
I will be their guide,
as they walk along paths that are new to them.
I will change the dark places that are in front of them,
so that they become places with light.
And I will cause the rough ground to become flat.
Those are the things that I will do for them.
I will not leave my people alone.
Those people will become ashamed.
They say to
“You are our gods.”
Look at this, you
Nobody is as blind as my servant.
Who is deaf?
Nobody is as deaf as the one who takes my message.
The people that I agreed a
Yes, the servant of the Lord is truly blind!
but you do not understand them.
You have opened your ears to listen,
but you have not really heard anything.’
Will you think carefully about it in the future?
under the power of their enemies?
Who gave the Israelites
to people who would rob them?
It was the Lord!
He is the one that we have not obeyed.
His people did not live in the way that he wanted.
They did not obey his
but they did not understand what he was doing.
His anger burned them,
but they did not learn their lesson.