Surely God is my salvation;(A)
    I will trust(B) and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself,(C) is my strength(D) and my defense[a];
    he has become my salvation.(E)
With joy you will draw water(F)
    from the wells(G) of salvation.

In that day(H) you will say:

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;(I)
    make known among the nations(J) what he has done,
    and proclaim that his name is exalted.(K)
Sing(L) to the Lord, for he has done glorious things;(M)
    let this be known to all the world.
Shout aloud and sing for joy,(N) people of Zion,
    for great(O) is the Holy One of Israel(P) among you.(Q)

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  1. Isaiah 12:2 Or song

“Surely the eyes of the Sovereign Lord
    are on the sinful kingdom.
I will destroy(A) it
    from the face of the earth.
Yet I will not totally destroy
    the descendants of Jacob,”
declares the Lord.(B)
“For I will give the command,
    and I will shake the people of Israel
    among all the nations
as grain(C) is shaken in a sieve,(D)
    and not a pebble will reach the ground.(E)
10 All the sinners among my people
    will die by the sword,(F)
all those who say,
    ‘Disaster will not overtake or meet us.’(G)

Israel’s Restoration

11 “In that day

“I will restore David’s(H) fallen shelter(I)
    I will repair its broken walls
    and restore its ruins(J)
    and will rebuild it as it used to be,(K)
12 so that they may possess the remnant of Edom(L)
    and all the nations that bear my name,[a](M)
declares the Lord, who will do these things.(N)

13 “The days are coming,”(O) declares the Lord,

“when the reaper(P) will be overtaken by the plowman(Q)
    and the planter by the one treading(R) grapes.
New wine(S) will drip from the mountains
    and flow from all the hills,(T)
14     and I will bring(U) my people Israel back from exile.[b](V)

“They will rebuild the ruined cities(W) and live in them.
    They will plant vineyards(X) and drink their wine;
    they will make gardens and eat their fruit.(Y)
15 I will plant(Z) Israel in their own land,(AA)
    never again to be uprooted(AB)
    from the land I have given them,”(AC)

says the Lord your God.(AD)

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  1. Amos 9:12 Hebrew; Septuagint so that the remnant of people / and all the nations that bear my name may seek me
  2. Amos 9:14 Or will restore the fortunes of my people Israel

The Birth of John the Baptist

57 When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. 58 Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.

59 On the eighth day they came to circumcise(A) the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, 60 but his mother spoke up and said, “No! He is to be called John.”(B)

61 They said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who has that name.”

62 Then they made signs(C) to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child. 63 He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, “His name is John.”(D) 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue set free, and he began to speak,(E) praising God. 65 All the neighbors were filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea(F) people were talking about all these things. 66 Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, “What then is this child going to be?” For the Lord’s hand was with him.(G)

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