10 “Rejoice(A) with Jerusalem and be glad for her,
    all you who love(B) her;
rejoice greatly with her,
    all you who mourn(C) over her.

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May my tongue cling to the roof(A) of my mouth
    if I do not remember(B) you,
if I do not consider Jerusalem(C)
    my highest joy.

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Lord, I love(A) the house where you live,
    the place where your glory dwells.(B)

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43 Rejoice,(A) you nations, with his people,[a][b]
    for he will avenge the blood of his servants;(B)
he will take vengeance on his enemies(C)
    and make atonement for his land and people.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 32:43 Or Make his people rejoice, you nations
  2. Deuteronomy 32:43 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls (see also Septuagint) people, / and let all the angels worship him, /

18 But be glad and rejoice(A) forever
    in what I will create,
for I will create Jerusalem(B) to be a delight
    and its people a joy.

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And I will appoint my two witnesses,(A) and they will prophesy for 1,260 days,(B) clothed in sackcloth.”(C) They are “the two olive trees”(D) and the two lampstands, and “they stand before the Lord of the earth.”[a](E) If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies.(F) This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die.(G) They have power to shut up the heavens(H) so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying;(I) and they have power to turn the waters into blood(J) and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.

Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast(K) that comes up from the Abyss(L) will attack them,(M) and overpower and kill them. Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great city(N)—which is figuratively called Sodom(O) and Egypt—where also their Lord was crucified.(P) For three and a half days some from every people, tribe, language and nation(Q) will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial.(R) 10 The inhabitants of the earth(S) will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts,(T) because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.

11 But after the three and a half days(U) the breath[b] of life from God entered them,(V) and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. 12 Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.”(W) And they went up to heaven in a cloud,(X) while their enemies looked on.

13 At that very hour there was a severe earthquake(Y) and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory(Z) to the God of heaven.(AA)

14 The second woe has passed; the third woe is coming soon.(AB)

The Seventh Trumpet

15 The seventh angel sounded his trumpet,(AC) and there were loud voices(AD) in heaven, which said:

“The kingdom of the world has become
    the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah,(AE)
    and he will reign for ever and ever.”(AF)

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 11:4 See Zech. 4:3,11,14.
  2. Revelation 11:11 Or Spirit (see Ezek. 37:5,14)

20 Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn(A) while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.(B) 21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain(C) because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. 22 So with you: Now is your time of grief,(D) but I will see you again(E) and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.(F)

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and said to him, “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem(A) and put a mark(B) on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament(C) over all the detestable things that are done in it.(D)

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to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor(A)
    and the day of vengeance(B) of our God,
to comfort(C) all who mourn,(D)
    and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown(E) of beauty
    instead of ashes,(F)
the oil(G) of joy
    instead of mourning,(H)
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting(I) of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor.(J)

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23 Sing for joy,(A) you heavens, for the Lord has done this;
    shout aloud, you earth(B) beneath.
Burst into song, you mountains,(C)
    you forests and all your trees,(D)
for the Lord has redeemed(E) Jacob,
    he displays his glory(F) in Israel.

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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
    “May those who love(A) you be secure.

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Psalm 84[a]

For the director of music. According to gittith.[b] Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

How lovely is your dwelling place,(A)
    Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns,(B) even faints,
    for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
    for the living God.(C)
Even the sparrow has found a home,
    and the swallow a nest for herself,
    where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,(D)
    Lord Almighty,(E) my King(F) and my God.(G)
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
    they are ever praising you.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 84:1 In Hebrew texts 84:1-12 is numbered 84:2-13.
  2. Psalm 84:1 Title: Probably a musical term
  3. Psalm 84:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8.

and, moreover, that the Gentiles(A) might glorify God(B) for his mercy. As it is written:

“Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles;
    I will sing the praises of your name.”[a](C)

10 Again, it says,

“Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.”[b](D)

11 And again,

“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles;
    let all the peoples extol him.”[c](E)

12 And again, Isaiah says,

“The Root of Jesse(F) will spring up,
    one who will arise to rule over the nations;
    in him the Gentiles will hope.”[d](G)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 15:9 2 Samuel 22:50; Psalm 18:49
  2. Romans 15:10 Deut. 32:43
  3. Romans 15:11 Psalm 117:1
  4. Romans 15:12 Isaiah 11:10 (see Septuagint)

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