1This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah:
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2"Behold, my 3servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. 4I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
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He will not quarrel or cry aloud, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets;
a bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory;
5and in his name the Gentiles will hope."
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