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Matthew 12:16-18

12:16 But he sternly warned them not to make him known. 12:17 This fulfilled what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet: 1 

12:18Here is 2  my servant whom I have chosen,

the one I love, in whom I take great delight. 3 

I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.

1 tn Grk “so that what was said by Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled, saying.” This final clause, however, is part of one sentence in Greek (vv. 15b-17) and is thus not related only to v. 16. The participle λέγοντος (legontos) is redundant and has not been translated.

2 tn Grk “Behold my servant.”

3 tn Grk “in whom my soul is well pleased.”

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