(A)Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
    and cry to her
that (B)her warfare[a] is ended,
    that her iniquity is pardoned,
that she has received from the Lord's hand
    double for all her sins.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 40:2 Or hardship

(A)For a brief moment I deserted you,
    but with great compassion I will gather you.
(B)In overflowing anger for a moment
    I hid my face from you,
(C)but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,”
    says the Lord, your Redeemer.

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12 Return to your stronghold, O (A)prisoners of hope;
    today I declare that (B)I will restore to you double.

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