“I am the Lord. I have called you
for a righteous purpose,[a](A)
and I will hold you by your hand.(B)
I will watch over you, and I will appoint you
to be a covenant for the people(C)
and a light to the nations,(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 42:6 Or you by my righteousness; lit you in righteousness

he says,
“It is not enough for you to be my servant
raising up the tribes of Jacob
and restoring the protected ones of Israel.
I will also make you a light for the nations,(A)
to be my salvation to the ends of the earth.”(B)

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