Isaiah 42:1-4

An alternative structure from Todd Moore – Isaiah 42:1-4 (LXX)

A. The Agency of the Servant Expressed
Is. 42:1
Jacob is my servant; I will help him.
Israel is my chosen; my soul accepts him.

B. The Goal of his Spirit-led Agency Expressed
I put my Spirit upon him;
he will bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

A’ The Agency of the Servant Explained
Is. 42:2
He will not cry out,
nor raise his voice,
nor cause his voice to be heard outside.

B’ The Goal of his Spirit-led Agency Explained
Is. 42:3
a. A bruised reed he will not break,
and smoking linen wick he will not quench;

b. but he will bring forth judgment for truth.

Is. 42:4
a’ He will burn brightly
and not be broken

b’ until he establishes judgment upon the land;
and the Gentiles will hope upon his name.

One thought on “Isaiah 42:1-4”

  1. Also note the little chiasm in the two “a” terms of vs 3-4:
    a. A bruised reed he will not break,
    b. and smoking linen wick he will not quench;

    b’ He will burn brightly
    a’ and not be broken

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