January 12, 2014, First Reading

The Book of the Prophet Isaiah    42: 1-4, 6-7

42:1 Behold my servant, I will uphold him, my elect, with him my soul is well-pleased. I have sent my Spirit upon him. He will offer judgment to the nations.
42:2 He will not cry out, and he will not show favoritism to anyone; neither will his voice be heard abroad.
42:3 The bruised reed he will not break, and the smoldering wick he will not extinguish. He will lead forth judgment unto truth.
42:4 He will not be saddened or troubled, until he establishes judgment on earth. And the islands will await his law.
42:6 I, the Lord, have called you in justice, and I have taken your hand and preserved you. And I have presented you as a covenant of the people, as a light to the Gentiles,
42:7 so that you may open the eyes of the blind, and lead out the prisoner from confinement and those sitting in darkness from the house of incarceration.

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