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(A)to proclaim the year of the Lord's favour,
    (B)and the day of vengeance of our God;
    to comfort all who mourn;
to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
    (C)to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
(D)the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
    the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
(E)that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
    the planting of the Lord, (F)that he may be glorified.[a]

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  1. Isaiah 61:3 Or that he may display his beauty

20 Truly, truly, I say to you, (A)you will weep and lament, but (B)the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but (C)your sorrow will turn into joy.

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Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you (A)share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.

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10 For (A)godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas (B)worldly grief produces death.

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(A)He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and (B)death shall be no more, (C)neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.”

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(A)Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 (B)Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

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