he will swallow up death(A) forever.
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears(B)
    from all faces;
he will remove his people’s disgrace(C)
    from all the earth.
The Lord has spoken.(D)

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20 Your sun(A) will never set again,
    and your moon will wane no more;
the Lord will be your everlasting light,
    and your days of sorrow(B) will end.

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    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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