Then Ezra withdrew from before the house of God and went to the room of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. While he was there, he ate no food and drank no water,(A) because he continued to mourn over the unfaithfulness of the exiles.

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18 I have seen their ways, but I will heal(A) them;
    I will guide(B) them and restore comfort(C) to Israel’s mourners,
19     creating praise on their lips.(D)
Peace, peace,(E) to those far and near,”(F)
    says the Lord. “And I will heal them.”

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13 Then young women will dance and be glad,
    young men and old as well.
I will turn their mourning(A) into gladness;
    I will give them comfort(B) and joy(C) instead of sorrow.

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13 No one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy(A) from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away.

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