Though we are slaves,(A) our God has not forsaken us in our bondage. He has shown us kindness(B) in the sight of the kings of Persia: He has granted us new life to rebuild the house of our God and repair its ruins,(C) and he has given us a wall of protection in Judah and Jerusalem.

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20 Leave Babylon,
    flee(A) from the Babylonians!
Announce this with shouts of joy(B)
    and proclaim it.
Send it out to the ends of the earth;(C)
    say, “The Lord has redeemed(D) his servant Jacob.”

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