But it was because the Lord loved(A) you and kept the oath he swore(B) to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand(C) and redeemed(D) you from the land of slavery,(E) from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

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15 Yet the Lord set his affection on your ancestors and loved(A) them, and he chose you,(B) their descendants, above all the nations—as it is today.(C)

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19 He brought me out into a spacious place;(A)
    he rescued me because he delighted in me.(B)

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“He trusts in the Lord,” they say,
    “let the Lord rescue him.(A)
Let him deliver him,(B)
    since he delights(C) in him.”

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23 The Lord makes firm the steps(A)
    of the one who delights(B) in him;

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11 I know that you are pleased with me,(A)
    for my enemy does not triumph over me.(B)

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Then my enemies will turn back(A)
    when I call for help.(B)
    By this I will know that God is for me.(C)

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11 the Lord delights(A) in those who fear him,(B)
    who put their hope(C) in his unfailing love.(D)

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20 The Lord detests those whose hearts are perverse,(A)
    but he delights(B) in those whose ways are blameless.(C)

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No longer will they call you Deserted,(A)
    or name your land Desolate.(B)
But you will be called Hephzibah,[a](C)
    and your land Beulah[b];
for the Lord will take delight(D) in you,
    and your land will be married.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 62:4 Hephzibah means my delight is in her.
  2. Isaiah 62:4 Beulah means married.

Breaking Covenant Through Injustice

17 You have wearied(A) the Lord with your words.

“How have we wearied him?” you ask.(B)

By saying, “All who do evil are good in the eyes of the Lord, and he is pleased(C) with them” or “Where is the God of justice?(D)

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