A reading from the prophet Isaiah

You are my servant; I have chosen you and not cast you off.

Do not fear, for I am with you.  Do not be afraid for I am your God.

I will strengthen you, I will help you.

I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

All who are incensed against you will be ashamed and disgraced;

Those who strive against you will be as nothing and will perish.

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you,

“Do not fear, I will help you”.  Your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.

The Word of the Lord.