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1Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to the nations.2He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street;3a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.4He will not fail or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law.5Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread forth the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it:6"I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations,7to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness.
Psalms 27:1-3, 13-14
1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?2When evildoers assail me, uttering slanders against me, my adversaries and foes, they shall stumble and fall.3Though a host encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.13I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!14Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yea, wait for the LORD!
1Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Laz'arus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.2There they made him a supper; Martha served, and Laz'arus was one of those at table with him.3Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.4But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was to betray him), said,5"Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?"6This he said, not that he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box he used to take what was put into it.7Jesus said, "Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial.8The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me."9When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Laz'arus, whom he had raised from the dead.10So the chief priests planned to put Laz'arus also to death,11because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.