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To [a]console those who mourn in Zion,
(A)To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
(B)The planting of the Lord, (C)that He may be glorified.”

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  1. Isaiah 61:3 Lit. appoint

    and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown(A) of beauty
    instead of ashes,(B)
the oil(C) of joy
    instead of mourning,(D)
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting(E) of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor.(F)

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13 But He answered and said, (A)“Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted.

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13 He replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted(A) will be pulled up by the roots.

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(A)Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He [a]takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear (B)more fruit.

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  1. John 15:2 Or lifts up

He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit,(A) while every branch that does bear fruit(B) he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful.

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  1. John 15:2 The Greek for he prunes also means he cleans.