Isaiah 42:6
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English Standard Version
“I am the LORD; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations,

King James Bible
I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

American Standard Version
I, Jehovah, have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thy hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

Douay-Rheims Bible
I the Lord have called thee in justice, and taken thee by the hand, and preserved thee. And I have given thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles:

English Revised Version
I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

Webster's Bible Translation
I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thy hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

Isaiah 42:6 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This closing declaration of Jehovah terminates with similar words of wrath and contempt to those with which the judicial process ended in Isaiah 41:24. "See them all, vanity; nothingness are their productions, wind and desolation their molten images." מעשׂיהם are not the works of the idols, but, as the parallel shows, the productions (plural, as in Ezekiel 6:6; Jeremiah 1:16) of the idolaters - in other words, the idols themselves - a parallel expression to נסכּיהם (from נסך, as in Isaiah 48:5 equals massēkhâh, Isaiah 42:17). אפס און is an emotional asyndeton (Ges. 155, 1, a). The address is thus rounded off by returning to the idolaters, with whom it first started. The first part, vv. 1-24, contains the judicial pleadings; the second part, Isaiah 41:25., recapitulates the evidence and the verdict.

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called

Isaiah 32:1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

Isaiah 43:1 But now thus said the LORD that created you, O Jacob, and he that formed you, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed you...

Isaiah 45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives...

Isaiah 49:1-3 Listen, O isles, to me; and listen, you people, from far; The LORD has called me from the womb...

Psalm 45:6,7 Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of your kingdom is a right scepter...

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper...

Jeremiah 33:15,16 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up to David...

Romans 3:25,26 Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood...

Hebrews 1:8,9 But to the Son he said, Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom...

Hebrews 7:2,26 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem...

and will hold

Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit on him...

Isaiah 41:13 For I the LORD your God will hold your right hand, saying to you, Fear not; I will help you.

and give

Isaiah 49:8 Thus said the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard you, and in a day of salvation have I helped you: and I will preserve you...

Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Luke 1:69-72 And has raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David...

Romans 15:8,9 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers...

2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yes, and in him Amen, to the glory of God by us.

Galatians 3:15-17 Brothers, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man cancels, or adds thereto...

Hebrews 8:6 But now has he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant...

Hebrews 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death...

Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things that that of Abel.

Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep...

a light

Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel...

Isaiah 51:4,5 Listen to me, my people; and give ear to me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me...

Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you...

Luke 2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.

John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness...

Acts 13:47 For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set you to be a light of the Gentiles...

Acts 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light to the people...

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

Cross References
Luke 2:32
a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel."

Acts 13:47
For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, "'I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'"

Acts 26:23
that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles."

Isaiah 26:3
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Isaiah 27:3
I, the LORD, am its keeper; every moment I water it. Lest anyone punish it, I keep it night and day;

Isaiah 41:2
Who stirred up one from the east whom victory meets at every step? He gives up nations before him, so that he tramples kings underfoot; he makes them like dust with his sword, like driven stubble with his bow.

Isaiah 41:13
For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I am the one who helps you."

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