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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“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

Hanani,(A) one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant(B) that had survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem.

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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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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

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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15 Then Johanan(A) son of Kareah said privately to Gedaliah in Mizpah, “Let me go and kill(B) Ishmael son of Nethaniah, and no one will know it. Why should he take your life and cause all the Jews who are gathered around you to be scattered(C) and the remnant(D) of Judah to perish?”

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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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“Now this is what the Lord God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Why bring such great disaster(A) on yourselves by cutting off from Judah the men and women,(B) the children and infants, and so leave yourselves without a remnant?(C)

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28 Those who escape the sword(A) and return to the land of Judah from Egypt will be very few.(B) Then the whole remnant(C) of Judah who came to live in Egypt will know whose word will stand(D)—mine or theirs.(E)

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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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Deliverance Promised

12 “I will surely gather all of you, Jacob;
    I will surely bring together the remnant(A) of Israel.
I will bring them together like sheep in a pen,
    like a flock in its pasture;
    the place will throng with people.(B)

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