The Servant's Mission, 42:1-4
1Behold my servant, whom I uphold,
in whom my soul delights;
I have put my Spirit upon him,
he will bring
forth justice to the nations.
2He will not cry or lift up his voice,
or make it
heard in the street;
3a bruised reed he will not break,
and a dimly burning
wick he will not quench;
he will faithfully bring forth justice.
4He will not fail or be discouraged
till he has
established justice in the earth;
and the coastlands wait for his law.
Servant's Responsibility, 49:1-6
1Listen to me, O coastlands,
you peoples from afar.
The LORD called me from the womb,
from the body
of my mother he named my name.
2He made my mouth like a sharp sword,
in the shadow
of his hand he hid me;
he made me a polished arrow,
in his quiver
he hid me away.
3And he said to me, "You are my servant,
whom I will be glorified."
4But I said, "I have labored in vain,
I have spent my
strength for nothing and vanity;
yet surely my right is with the LORD,
and my recompense
with my God."
5And now the LORD says,
who formed me from
the womb to be his servant,
to bring Jacob back to him,
and that Israel
might be gathered to him,
for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD,
and my God
has become my strength —
6 he says:
"It is too light a thing that you should be my servant
to raise up the
tribes of Jacob
and to restore the
preserved of Israel;
I will give you as a light to the nations,
that my salvation
may reach to the end of
 The Servant's Submission, 50:4-11
4The Lord GOD has given me
of those who are taught,
that I may know how to sustain with a word
him that is
Morning by morning he wakens,
to hear as
those who are taught.
5The Lord GOD has opened my ear,
and I was
I turned not
6I gave my back to the smiters,
and my cheeks
to those who pulled out the beard;
I hid not my face
7For the Lord GOD helps me;
I have not been confounded;
therefore I have set my face like a flint,
and I know
that I shall not be put to shame;
8 he who
vindicates me is near.
Who will contend with me?
Let us stand
Who is my adversary?
Let him come
near to me.
9Behold, the Lord GOD helps me;
who will declare
Behold, all of them will wear out like a garment;
the moth will
eat them up.
10Who among you fears the LORD
the voice of his servant,
who walks in darkness
and has no
yet trusts in the name of the LORD
upon his God?
11Behold, all you who kindle a fire,
who set brands
Walk by the light of your fire,
and by the
brands which you have kindled!
This shall you have from my hand:
lie down in torment.
 The Servant's Trial & Responsibility,
13Behold, my servant shall prosper,
he shall be
exalted and lifted up,
be very high.
14As many were astonished at him —
was so marred, beyond
and his form
beyond that of the sons of men
15so shall he startle many nations;
shut their mouths because of him;
for that which has not been told them they shall see,
and that which
they have not heard they
1Who has believed what we have heard?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been
2For he grew up before him like a young plant,
and like a
root out of dry ground;
he had no form or comeliness that we should look
and no beauty
that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by men;
a man of sorrows,
and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised,
and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he has borne our griefs
yet we esteemed him stricken,
God, and afflicted.
5But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised
for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that made us whole,
and with his
stripes we are healed.
6All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned
every one to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
of us all.
7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he opened
not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a
sheep that before its shearers is dumb,
so he opened
not his mouth.
8By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
and as for
his generation, who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
the transgression of my people?
9And they made his grave with the wicked
and with a
rich man in his death,
although he had done no violence,
was no deceit in his mouth.
10Yet it was the will of the LORD to bruise
he has put
him to grief;
when he makes himself an offering for sin,
he shall see
his offspring, he shall prolong his days;
the will of the LORD shall prosper in his hand;
11he shall see the fruit of the travail of
and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
to be accounted righteous;
and he shall
bear their iniquities.
12Therefore I will divide him a portion with
and he shall
divide the spoil with the strong;
because he poured out his soul to death,
and was numbered
with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession
for the transgressors.