The Baptism of the Lord: 1st Reading

Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7

Thus says the LORD:
   Here is my servant whom I uphold,
      my chosen one with whom I am pleased,
   upon whom I have put my spirit;
      he shall bring forth justice to the nations,
   not crying out, not shouting,
      not making his voice heard in the street.
   A bruised reed he shall not break,
      and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,
   until he establishes justice on the earth;
      the coastlands will wait for his teaching.

   I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice,
      I have grasped you by the hand;
   I formed you, and set you
      as a covenant of the people,
      a light for the nations,
   to open the eyes of the blind,
      to bring out prisoners from confinement,
      and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness.