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Isaiah 42 - NIV

The Servant of the Lord


“Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen one in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him,
and he will bring justice to the nations.

2 He will not shout or cry out,
or raise his voice in the streets.

3 A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;

4 he will not falter or be discouraged
till he establishes justice on earth.
In his teaching the islands will put their hope.”


This is what God the Lord says—
the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out,
who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it,
who gives breath to its people,
and life to those who walk on it:

6 “I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness;
I will take hold of your hand.
I will keep you and will make you
to be a covenant for the people
and a light for the Gentiles,

7 to open eyes that are blind,
to free captives from prison
and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.


“I am the Lord; that is my name!
I will not yield my glory to another
or my praise to idols.

9 See, the former things have taken place,
and new things I declare;
before they spring into being
I announce them to you.”

Song of Praise to the Lord


Sing to the Lord a new song,
his praise from the ends of the earth,
you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,
you islands, and all who live in them.

11 Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices;
let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice.
Let the people of Sela sing for joy;
let them shout from the mountaintops.

12 Let them give glory to the Lord
and proclaim his praise in the islands.

13 The Lord will march out like a champion,
like a warrior he will stir up his zeal;
with a shout he will raise the battle cry
and will triumph over his enemies.


“For a long time I have kept silent,
I have been quiet and held myself back.
But now, like a woman in childbirth,
I cry out, I gasp and pant.

15 I will lay waste the mountains and hills
and dry up all their vegetation;
I will turn rivers into islands
and dry up the pools.

16 I will lead the blind by ways they have not known,
along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them
and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do;
I will not forsake them.

17 But those who trust in idols,
who say to images, ‘You are our gods,’
will be turned back in utter shame.

Israel Blind and Deaf


“Hear, you deaf;
look, you blind, and see!

19 Who is blind but my servant,
and deaf like the messenger I send?
Who is blind like the one in covenant with me,
blind like the servant of the Lord?

20 You have seen many things, but you pay no attention;
your ears are open, but you do not listen.”

21 It pleased the Lord
for the sake of his righteousness
to make his law great and glorious.

22 But this is a people plundered and looted,
all of them trapped in pits
or hidden away in prisons.
They have become plunder,
with no one to rescue them;
they have been made loot,
with no one to say, “Send them back.”


Which of you will listen to this
or pay close attention in time to come?

24 Who handed Jacob over to become loot,
and Israel to the plunderers?
Was it not the Lord,
against whom we have sinned?
For they would not follow his ways;
they did not obey his law.

25 So he poured out on them his burning anger,
the violence of war.
It enveloped them in flames, yet they did not understand;
it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.

Sermons on Isaiah 42 More sermons: Isaiah 42

Peter Reece avatar
Sing a New Song to the Lord
Shared by: Peter Reece on Jan, 2017
Summary: Expounding on Isaiah 42: 1 - 10 - the character of the Suffering Servant. Christmas is over, now what? Or even, so what? What was the character of the young Jesus really like? What new thing will God do in our lives this year?
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Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-10
Views: 116
David Simpson avatar
I Will Not Yield
Shared by: David Simpson on Sep, 2016
Summary: This message was delivered to a Men's Breakfast group and Sunday services on the fifteenth anniversary of September 11th. Our society and the church have often yielded in many ways since then. A wake up call to the church.
Scripture: Isaiah 42:8
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 169
William R. Nabaza avatar
Called in righteousness
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Apr, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD does the calling, He called us not us calling Him, He has chosen us before the foundation of the world.
Scripture: Isaiah 42:6
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 103
Chuck Musselwhite avatar
Isaiah 42 The Promised Servant
Shared by: Chuck Musselwhite on Feb, 2016
Summary: Exposition of Isaiah 42
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-13
Views: 124
Harold Jenkerson avatar
The Sovereignty of God
Shared by: Harold Jenkerson on Feb, 2016
Summary: According to the Bible a sovereign God has created all things. Where do that leave the individual? The word of God states that man plans his way, but it is God who disposes those plans.
Scripture: Isaiah 42:5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 147
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Manifesto of the Servant
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Feb, 2016
Summary: His mission, to bring Justice to the nations, will not fail.
based on 6 ratings
Views: 894
Coz von avatar
Thanks for nothing - Your tests tripped me up. I guess I'm good and lost..
Shared by: Coz von on Feb, 2016
Summary: We have effectively silenced Him out of our lives and we get frustrated when we go it alone. We are losing everything and we ask – Where are you Lord! “and we wonder am I Slipping from the palm of Gods hand. I guest I will be one of those Lost ones?
Dennis Lee avatar
Healing Life’s Hurts
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Feb, 2016
Summary: Healing LIfe's Hurts looks at Isaiah passage about bruised reeds and smoldering wicks. We look at God's main goal to heal humanity, and to bring justice through the grace and mercy Jesus showed when He willingly went to the cross and died for our sins.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-9
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 820
Paul Carlson avatar
God’s Special Servant
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Dec, 2015
Summary: PROPOSITION: Because Christ glorified His Father by being a faithful servant; you must glorify Christ by being a faithful.
Series: O.T. Survey
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-53:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 248
Denn Guptill avatar
I was Blind But Now I See
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Feb, 2015
Summary: This is one of many healings recorded in the gospels but it is different in many ways to the otheres.
William R. Nabaza avatar
What will GOD do to the blind?
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2014
Summary: To enumerate the things GOD HAD DONE for us, we don't know it because we are blind that is led by our Shepherd, the LORD as our Shepherd will never leave nor forsake us.
Scripture: Isaiah 42:16
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 550
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Piercing the Darkness
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Dec, 2014
Summary: Through the Spirit, God's servant will be a light to the nations, bringing justice and release to prisoners.
Robert Leroe avatar
The Servant of the Lord
Shared by: Robert Leroe on Dec, 2014
Summary: As we consider at Christmas the reasons Jesus came, service is near the top of the list, a self-giving service that led all the way to the cross.
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-9
Denomination: Congregational
Views: 764
Jim Kilson avatar
Funeral - Christian Woman Who Died of Cancer
Shared by: Jim Kilson on May, 2014
Summary: Funeral Message for a Christian Woman who passed away after a lengthy battle with Cancer. This message can be adapted to fit most any situation.
Series: Funerals
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 42:10
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 6,063
Daniel Habben avatar
"Meet the Messiah!"
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jan, 2014
Summary: How God’s Ancient Announcement Delivers Contemporary Comfort
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-7
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 679
Jeff Maness avatar
Honor God Financially
Shared by: Jeff Maness on Jun, 2013
Summary: You have no idea what opening the window of heaven will do for your life.
Ed Vasicek avatar
The Blind Who See and the Seeing Who Are Blind
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Feb, 2013
Summary: Spiritual arrogance and presumption can blind us to our ignorance and stubbornness of heart; only those who realize their desperate need of the Savior come to the Savior in saving faith.
Ed Vasicek avatar
The Discreet Messiah
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Feb, 2013
Summary: Jesus served, he served gently, and he served people unlike himself. He calls us to do the same.
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 716
Davon Huss avatar
Against Open Theism #2
Shared by: Davon Huss on Feb, 2013
Summary: A sermon on God's foreknowledge (Adapted from Dr. Jack Cottrell's book, God Most High, Pages 95 to 101)
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-9
Views: 463
Thomas Swope avatar
The Perfect Servant
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Dec, 2012
Summary: A study of the book of Isaiah chapter 42
Series: Isaiah
Steven Simala Grant avatar
Down a New Path
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on Nov, 2012
Summary: This sermon wrestles with two questions: "Are God's promises conditional or unconditional?" and "Are God's OT promises for his church today?"
Series: Isaiah 40-44
Scripture: Isaiah 42:13-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,406
Steven Simala Grant avatar
Communion service
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on Nov, 2012
Summary: This is a liturgical communion service integrating worship, scripture readings, and short sermons.
Series: Isaiah 40-44
Scripture: Isaiah 42:18-43:13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,341
allan kircher avatar
Our victorious king
Shared by: allan kircher on Oct, 2012
Summary: Is there not hope for the dark chaos of your fallen nature?
Series: Isaiah
Ralph Andrus avatar
Gods Calling
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Aug, 2012
Summary: 1. Called—Salvation. II. Held—Companionship. III. Kept—Preservation. IV. Used—Service.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 42:6-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,071
Matthew Kratz avatar
Spirit Filled
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on May, 2012
Summary: 1) The Messiah’s Anointing (Isaiah 42:1), 2) The Messiah’s Achievements (Isaiah 42:2–4) 3) The Messiah’s Assurance (Isaiah 42:5–9)
Series: Pentecost
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,361
W Pat Cunningham avatar
The Analogy of Faith
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Mar, 2012
Summary: New insights into the meaning of the Scriptures must always conform to the full faith of the Church, preached always and everywhere by everyone.
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-7
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 910
David McBeath avatar
Joseph’s Just Love
Shared by: David McBeath on Jan, 2012
Summary: THE ONE THING TO DO: In difficult, hurtful situations follow Joseph’s countercultural example and demonstrate “just” love by knowing God’s word well enough to allow it to teach you to turn your anger into grace.
Series: Advent 2011
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,254
C. Philip Green avatar
God’s Gentle Servant
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Nov, 2011
Summary: We must embrace God’s Gentle Servant, we must depend on God’s great power, and we must believe in God’s sure and certain promises if we’re going to find hope in the midst of trouble.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-9
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 2,244
Mark Armstrong avatar
The Servant, My Chosen One
Shared by: Mark Armstrong on Jul, 2011
Summary: The servant who will bring justice to the nations.
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-9
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 937
William D. Brown avatar
Isaiah 42:9 # 4 PROPHCEY
Shared by: William D. Brown on Jun, 2011
Summary: Today we’ll continue to point out some of the prophecies that we read in God’s Word. In the O.T. we often read the words “thus saith the LORD” and any time we read that we can rest assured that God is about to speak, and every thing He says is impor
Scripture: Isaiah 42:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 610