It may be that the Lord your God will hear all the words of the field commander, whom his master, the king of Assyria, has sent to ridicule(A) the living God, and that he will rebuke(B) him for the words the Lord your God has heard. Therefore pray for the remnant(C) that still survives.”

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30 Once more a remnant(A) of the kingdom of Judah
    will take root(B) below and bear fruit above.

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31 For out of Jerusalem will come a remnant,(A)
    and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors.(B)

“The zeal(C) of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

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“But now, for a brief moment, the Lord our God has been gracious(A) in leaving us a remnant(B) and giving us a firm place[a](C) in his sanctuary, and so our God gives light to our eyes(D) and a little relief in our bondage.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezra 9:8 Or a foothold

13 “What has happened to us is a result of our evil(A) deeds and our great guilt, and yet, our God, you have punished us less than our sins deserved(B) and have given us a remnant like this.

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Unless the Lord Almighty
    had left us some survivors,(A)
we would have become like Sodom,
    we would have been like Gomorrah.(B)

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The Remnant of Israel

20 In that day(A) the remnant of Israel,
    the survivors(B) of Jacob,
will no longer rely(C) on him
    who struck them down(D)
but will truly rely(E) on the Lord,
    the Holy One of Israel.(F)

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21 A remnant(A) will return,[a](B) a remnant of Jacob
    will return to the Mighty God.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 10:21 Hebrew shear-jashub (see 7:3 and note); also in verse 22

11 In that day(A) the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the surviving remnant(B) of his people from Assyria,(C) from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt,(D) from Cush,[a](E) from Elam,(F) from Babylonia,[b] from Hamath(G) and from the islands(H) of the Mediterranean.(I)

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  1. Isaiah 11:11 That is, the upper Nile region
  2. Isaiah 11:11 Hebrew Shinar

16 There will be a highway(A) for the remnant(B) of his people
    that is left from Assyria,(C)
as there was for Israel
    when they came up from Egypt.(D)

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“Listen(A) to me, you descendants of Jacob,
    all the remnant(B) of the people of Israel,
you whom I have upheld since your birth,(C)
    and have carried(D) since you were born.(E)

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This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“Let them glean the remnant(A) of Israel
    as thoroughly as a vine;
pass your hand over the branches again,
    like one gathering grapes.”

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Jeremiah the prophet and said to him, “Please hear our petition and pray(A) to the Lord your God for this entire remnant.(B) For as you now see, though we were once many, now only a few(C) are left.

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20 In those days, at that time,”
    declares the Lord,
“search will be made for Israel’s guilt,
    but there will be none,(A)
and for the sins(B) of Judah,
    but none will be found,
    for I will forgive(C) the remnant(D) I spare.

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I will make the lame my remnant,(A)
    those driven away a strong nation.(B)
The Lord will rule over them in Mount Zion(C)
    from that day and forever.(D)

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The remnant(A) of Jacob will be
    in the midst of many peoples
like dew(B) from the Lord,
    like showers on the grass,(C)
which do not wait for anyone
    or depend on man.

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That land will belong
    to the remnant(A) of the people of Judah;
    there they will find pasture.
In the evening they will lie down
    in the houses of Ashkelon.
The Lord their God will care for them;
    he will restore their fortunes.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 2:7 Or will bring back their captives