63 Just as it pleased(A) the Lord to make you prosper and increase in number, so it will please(B) him to ruin and destroy you.(C) You will be uprooted(D) from the land you are entering to possess.

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Then the Lord your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land.(A) The Lord will again delight(B) in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your ancestors,

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10 See, today I appoint you over nations(A) and kingdoms to uproot(B) and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”(C)

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10 and I will cause many people to live on you—yes, all of Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins(A) rebuilt.(B) 11 I will increase the number of people and animals living on you, and they will be fruitful(C) and become numerous. I will settle people(D) on you as in the past(E) and will make you prosper more than before.(F) Then you will know that I am the Lord.

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14     and I will bring(A) my people Israel back from exile.[a](B)

“They will rebuild the ruined cities(C) and live in them.
    They will plant vineyards(D) and drink their wine;
    they will make gardens and eat their fruit.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 9:14 Or will restore the fortunes of my people Israel