15 For thus the Lord [a]God, the Holy One of Israel, has said,
“In [b]repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.” But you were not willing, 16 And you said, “No, for we will flee on horses,” Therefore you shall flee! “And we will ride on swift horses,” Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift. 17 One thousand will flee at the threat of one man; You will flee at the threat of five, Until you are left as a [c]flag on a mountain top And as a signal on a hill.
God Is Gracious and Just
18 Therefore the Lord[d]longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He [e]waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who [f]long for Him.
30 The apostles *gathered together with Jesus; and they reported to Him all that they had done and taught.31 And He *said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.” (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.)32 They went away in the boat to a secluded place by themselves.
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