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25 I will turn my hand on you,
    thoroughly purge away your dross,
    and will take away all your tin.[a]
26 I will restore your judges as at the first,
    and your counselors as at the beginning.
Afterward you shall be called ‘The city of righteousness,
    a faithful town.’
27 Zion shall be redeemed with justice,
    and her converts with righteousness.

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  1. 1:25 tin is a metal that is separated from silver during the refining and purification process.

25 I will turn my hand against you;[a](A)
    I will thoroughly purge(B) away your dross(C)
    and remove all your impurities.(D)
26 I will restore your leaders as in days of old,(E)
    your rulers as at the beginning.
Afterward you will be called(F)
    the City of Righteousness,(G)
    the Faithful City.(H)

27 Zion will be delivered with justice,
    her penitent(I) ones with righteousness.(J)

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  1. Isaiah 1:25 That is, against Jerusalem

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