“Listen to me, my people;(A)
    hear me,(B) my nation:
Instruction(C) will go out from me;
    my justice(D) will become a light to the nations.(E)
My righteousness draws near speedily,
    my salvation(F) is on the way,(G)
    and my arm(H) will bring justice to the nations.
The islands(I) will look to me
    and wait in hope(J) for my arm.
Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
    look at the earth beneath;
the heavens will vanish like smoke,(K)
    the earth will wear out like a garment(L)
    and its inhabitants die like flies.
But my salvation(M) will last forever,(N)
    my righteousness will never fail.(O)

“Hear me, you who know what is right,(P)
    you people who have taken my instruction to heart:(Q)
Do not fear the reproach of mere mortals
    or be terrified by their insults.(R)
For the moth will eat them up like a garment;(S)
    the worm(T) will devour them like wool.
But my righteousness will last forever,(U)
    my salvation through all generations.”

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