Isaiah reintroduces the Lord’s servant as the very centrepiece of the closing chapters of his prophecy. We meet him this time as the Spirit-anointed conqueror who will come to announce the year of the Lord’s favour. All of the glorious realities of the new creation flanking this central passage reflect the reality of what he will come to bring. But salvation is not the sum total of his work. Crucially he also comes to bring the day of vengeance of our God. For the new Zion to be the city of righteousness, the Lord’s unrepentant enemies must be judged for their sin and injustice. The work of salvation and judgement is what the Lord Jesus has come to bring.