This is what God the Lord says—
the Creator of the heavens,(A) who stretches them out,
    who spreads out the earth(B) with all that springs from it,(C)
    who gives breath(D) to its people,
    and life to those who walk on it:
“I, the Lord, have called(E) you in righteousness;(F)
    I will take hold of your hand.(G)
I will keep(H) you and will make you
    to be a covenant(I) for the people
    and a light(J) for the Gentiles,(K)
to open eyes that are blind,(L)
    to free(M) captives from prison(N)
    and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.(O)

“I am the Lord;(P) that is my name!(Q)
    I will not yield my glory to another(R)
    or my praise to idols.(S)
See, the former things(T) have taken place,
    and new things I declare;
before they spring into being
    I announce(U) them to you.”

Song of Praise to the Lord

10 Sing(V) to the Lord a new song,(W)
    his praise(X) from the ends of the earth,(Y)
you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,(Z)
    you islands,(AA) and all who live in them.
11 Let the wilderness(AB) and its towns raise their voices;
    let the settlements where Kedar(AC) lives rejoice.
Let the people of Sela(AD) sing for joy;
    let them shout from the mountaintops.(AE)
12 Let them give glory(AF) to the Lord
    and proclaim his praise(AG) in the islands.(AH)
13 The Lord will march out like a champion,(AI)
    like a warrior(AJ) he will stir up his zeal;(AK)
with a shout(AL) he will raise the battle cry
    and will triumph over his enemies.(AM)

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