26 who carries out the words(A) of his servants
    and fulfills(B) the predictions of his messengers,

who says of Jerusalem,(C) ‘It shall be inhabited,’
    of the towns of Judah, ‘They shall be rebuilt,’
    and of their ruins,(D) ‘I will restore them,’(E)

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Burst into songs of joy(A) together,
    you ruins(B) of Jerusalem,
for the Lord has comforted(C) his people,
    he has redeemed Jerusalem.(D)

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They will rebuild the ancient ruins(A)
    and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
    that have been devastated for generations.

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