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.”

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