Songs of Praise

12 In that day(A) you will say:

“I will praise(B) you, Lord.
    Although you were angry with me,
your anger has turned away(C)
    and you have comforted(D) me.

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Praise to the Lord

25 Lord, you are my God;(A)
    I will exalt you and praise your name,(B)
for in perfect faithfulness(C)
    you have done wonderful things,(D)
    things planned(E) long ago.

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For his anger(A) lasts only a moment,(B)
    but his favor lasts a lifetime;(C)
weeping(D) may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.(E)

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In a surge of anger(A)
    I hid(B) my face from you for a moment,
but with everlasting kindness(C)
    I will have compassion(D) on you,”
    says the Lord your Redeemer.(E)

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The Lord will be king(A) over the whole earth.(B) On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.(C)

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Comfort for God’s People

40 Comfort, comfort(A) my people,
    says your God.
Speak tenderly(B) to Jerusalem,
    and proclaim to her
that her hard service(C) has been completed,(D)
    that her sin has been paid for,(E)
that she has received from the Lord’s hand
    double(F) for all her sins.

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Deliverance of Israel

27 In that day,(A)

the Lord will punish with his sword(B)
    his fierce, great and powerful sword—
Leviathan(C) the gliding serpent,(D)
    Leviathan the coiling serpent;
he will slay the monster(E) of the sea.

In that day(F)

“Sing(G) about a fruitful vineyard:(H)
    I, the Lord, watch over it;
    I water(I) it continually.
I guard(J) it day and night
    so that no one may harm(K) it.

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On the day the Lord gives you relief(A) from your suffering and turmoil(B) and from the harsh labor forced on you,(C)

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Israel Unrepentant

“Come, let us return(A) to the Lord.
He has torn us to pieces(B)
    but he will heal us;(C)
he has injured us
    but he will bind up our wounds.(D)

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24 I dealt with them according to their uncleanness and their offenses, and I hid my face from them.(A)

25 “Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will now restore the fortunes of Jacob[a](B) and will have compassion(C) on all the people of Israel, and I will be zealous for my holy name.(D) 26 They will forget their shame and all the unfaithfulness they showed toward me when they lived in safety(E) in their land with no one to make them afraid.(F) 27 When I have brought them back from the nations and have gathered them from the countries of their enemies, I will be proved holy through them in the sight of many nations.(G) 28 Then they will know that I am the Lord their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them(H) to their own land, not leaving any behind.(I) 29 I will no longer hide my face(J) from them, for I will pour out my Spirit(K) on the people of Israel, declares the Sovereign Lord.(L)

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 39:25 Or now bring Jacob back from captivity

18 No longer will violence(A) be heard in your land,
    nor ruin or destruction(B) within your borders,
but you will call your walls Salvation(C)
    and your gates Praise.(D)
19 The sun will no more be your light by day,
    nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you,
for the Lord will be your everlasting light,(E)
    and your God will be your glory.(F)

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15 For this is what the high and exalted(A) One says—
    he who lives forever,(B) whose name is holy:
“I live in a high(C) and holy place,
    but also with the one who is contrite(D) and lowly in spirit,(E)
to revive the spirit of the lowly
    and to revive the heart of the contrite.(F)
16 I will not accuse(G) them forever,
    nor will I always be angry,(H)
for then they would faint away because of me—
    the very people(I) I have created.
17 I was enraged by their sinful greed;(J)
    I punished them, and hid(K) my face in anger,
    yet they kept on in their willful ways.(L)
18 I have seen their ways, but I will heal(M) them;
    I will guide(N) them and restore comfort(O) to Israel’s mourners,

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The Lord will surely comfort(A) Zion(B)
    and will look with compassion on all her ruins;(C)
he will make her deserts like Eden,(D)
    her wastelands(E) like the garden of the Lord.
Joy and gladness(F) will be found in her,
    thanksgiving(G) and the sound of singing.

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13 Shout for joy,(A) you heavens;
    rejoice, you earth;(B)
    burst into song, you mountains!(C)
For the Lord comforts(D) his people
    and will have compassion(E) on his afflicted ones.(F)

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10     and those the Lord has rescued(A) will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;(B)
    everlasting joy(C) will crown their heads.
Gladness(D) and joy will overtake them,
    and sorrow and sighing will flee away.(E)

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In that day(A) they will say,

“Surely this is our God;(B)
    we trusted(C) in him, and he saved(D) us.
This is the Lord, we trusted in him;
    let us rejoice(E) and be glad in his salvation.”(F)

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10 In that day(A) the Root of Jesse(B) will stand as a banner(C) for the peoples; the nations(D) will rally to him,(E) and his resting place(F) will be glorious.(G) 11 In that day(H) the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the surviving remnant(I) of his people from Assyria,(J) from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt,(K) from Cush,[a](L) from Elam,(M) from Babylonia,[b] from Hamath(N) and from the islands(O) of the Mediterranean.(P)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 11:11 That is, the upper Nile region
  2. Isaiah 11:11 Hebrew Shinar

15 For if their rejection brought reconciliation(A) to the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?(B)

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20 On that day holy to the Lord(A) will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots(B) in the Lord’s house will be like the sacred bowls(C) in front of the altar.

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“I will heal(A) their waywardness(B)
    and love them freely,(C)
    for my anger has turned away(D) from them.
I will be like the dew(E) to Israel;
    he will blossom like a lily.(F)
Like a cedar of Lebanon(G)
    he will send down his roots;(H)
    his young shoots will grow.
His splendor will be like an olive tree,(I)
    his fragrance like a cedar of Lebanon.(J)
People will dwell again in his shade;(K)
    they will flourish like the grain,
they will blossom(L) like the vine—
    Israel’s fame will be like the wine(M) of Lebanon.(N)
Ephraim, what more have I[a] to do with idols?(O)
    I will answer him and care for him.
I am like a flourishing juniper;(P)
    your fruitfulness comes from me.”

Who is wise?(Q) Let them realize these things.
    Who is discerning? Let them understand.(R)
The ways of the Lord are right;(S)
    the righteous walk(T) in them,
    but the rebellious stumble in them.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 14:8 Or Hebrew; Septuagint What more has Ephraim