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“I the Lord have called you to demonstrate my righteousness. I will guard and support you, for I have given you to my people as the personal confirmation of my covenant with them.[a] You shall also be a light to guide the nations unto me. You will open the eyes of the blind and release those who sit in prison darkness and despair. I am the Lord! That is my name, and I will not give my glory to anyone else; I will not share my praise with carved idols.

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  1. Isaiah 42:6 I have given you to my people as the personal confirmation of my covenant with them, or “you will be my covenant with all the people.”

“I, the Lord, have called(A) you in righteousness;(B)
    I will take hold of your hand.(C)
I will keep(D) you and will make you
    to be a covenant(E) for the people
    and a light(F) for the Gentiles,(G)
to open eyes that are blind,(H)
    to free(I) captives from prison(J)
    and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.(K)

“I am the Lord;(L) that is my name!(M)
    I will not yield my glory to another(N)
    or my praise to idols.(O)

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