to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor(A)
    and the day of vengeance(B) of our God,
to comfort(C) all who mourn,(D)

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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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17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne
    will be their shepherd;(A)
‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’[a](B)
    ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’[b](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 7:17 Isaiah 49:10
  2. Revelation 7:17 Isaiah 25:8

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