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I, the Lord, have called you for justice,
    I have grasped you by the hand;
I formed you, and set you
    as a covenant for the people,
    a light for the nations,(A)

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13 I am bringing on that victory, it is not far off,
    my salvation shall not tarry;
I will put salvation within Zion,
    give to Israel my glory.

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It is too little, he says, for you to be my servant,
    to raise up the tribes of Jacob,
    and restore the survivors of Israel;(A)
I will make you a light to the nations,
    that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 49:6 The servant’s vocation extends beyond the restoration of Israel in order to bring the knowledge of Israel’s God to the rest of the earth; cf. Lk 2:32.

47 For so the Lord has commanded us, ‘I have made you a light to the Gentiles, that you may be an instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth.’”(A)

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23 that the Messiah must suffer[a] and that, as the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.”(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 26:23 That the Messiah must suffer: see note on Lk 24:26.

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