15 For thus says the High and Lofty One
Who inhabits eternity, (A)whose name is Holy:
(B)“I dwell in the high and holy place,
(C)With him who has a contrite and humble spirit,
(D)To revive the spirit of the humble,
And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
16 (E)For I will not contend forever,
Nor will I always be angry;
For the spirit would fail before Me,
And the souls (F)which I have made.
17 For the iniquity of (G)his covetousness
I was angry and struck him;
(H)I hid and was angry,
(I)And he went on [a]backsliding in the way of his heart.
18 I have seen his ways, and (J)will heal him;
I will also lead him,
And restore comforts to him
And to (K)his mourners.

19 “I create (L)the fruit of the lips:
Peace, peace (M)to him who is far off and to him who is near,”
Says the Lord,
“And I will heal him.”

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