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10 But while Aaron was speaking to the whole Israelite community, they turned in the direction of the wilderness, and there the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud!

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17 To the Israelites the glory of the Lord was seen as a consuming fire on the top of the mountain.(A)

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They are to make a sanctuary for me, that I may dwell in their midst.(A) According to all that I show you regarding the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of its furnishings, so you are to make it.(B)

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22 When my glory passes I will set you in the cleft of the rock and will cover you with my hand until I have passed by.

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So the Lord passed before him and proclaimed: The Lord, the Lord, a God gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in love and fidelity,[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 34:6 Gracious…fidelity: this succinct poetic description of God is an often-repeated statement of belief (see Nm 14:18; Ps 103:8; 145:8; Jl 2:13; Jon 4:2). All the terms describe God’s relationship to the covenant people.

In the heights of heaven I dwelt,
    and my throne was in a pillar of cloud.

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“Then the Creator of all gave me his command,
    and my Creator chose the spot for my tent.
He said, ‘In Jacob make your dwelling,
    in Israel your inheritance.’

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Chapter 60

The Dawning of Divine Glory for Zion

[a]Arise! Shine, for your light has come,
    the glory of the Lord has dawned upon you.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 60:1–9 The light the prophet proclaims to Zion symbolizes the blessing to come to her: the glory of the Lord, the return of her children, the wealth of nations who themselves will walk by her light. The passage is famous from its use in the Latin liturgy for the feast of Epiphany.

The voice said to me: Son of man, do you see the place for my throne, and the place for the soles of my feet? Here I will dwell among the Israelites forever. The house of Israel, neither they nor their kings, will never again defile my holy name, with their prostitutions and the corpses of their kings at their death.(A)

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A Secure Future for Judah

17 Then you will know[a] that I the Lord am your God,(A)
    dwelling on Zion, my holy mountain;
Jerusalem will be holy,
    and strangers will never again travel through her.

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Footnotes

  1. 4:17 Then you will know: this verse further develops the motif of knowledge introduced in 2:27. The Judahites will learn that the Lord is present in their economic prosperity and political autonomy, even though they did not associate God’s presence with their crop failure.

14 Now since the children share in blood and flesh, he likewise shared in them, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,(A)

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for the life was made visible;
    we have seen it and testify to it
    and proclaim to you the eternal life
    that was with the Father and was made visible to us—(A)

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This is how you can know the Spirit of God: every spirit that acknowledges Jesus Christ come in the flesh belongs to God,(A)

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(A)Many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh; such is the deceitful one and the antichrist.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 7 The antichrist: see 1 Jn 2:18–19, 22; 4:3.

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