Isaiah 42 has declared that God will send his servant who will save the people. He will establish justice and set the people free in a way that is unlike any ruler before. After declaring God’s intention to deliver his people, the rest of chapter 42 describes the current condition of the people. God wants to make a very important point: though Israel is God’s servant, Israel is not the servant that will redeem the world. Israel is not sufficient for the task.
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