Chiastic Structures
The Old Testament
Chiastic Parallels
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1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth;

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I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.

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3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

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4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

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5 Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

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6 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;
7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.