The Lord appeared to [a]him [b]long ago, saying,
“I have (A)loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore I have drawn you out with (B)kindness.
(C)I will build you again and you will be rebuilt,
Virgin of Israel!
You will [c]take up your (D)tambourines again,
And go out to the dances of the (E)revelers.
Again you will (F)plant vineyards
On the [d]hills of Samaria;
The planters will plant
And will [e]enjoy the fruit.

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  1. Jeremiah 31:3 Lit me
  2. Jeremiah 31:3 Or from far away
  3. Jeremiah 31:4 Lit adorn yourself with
  4. Jeremiah 31:5 Or mountains
  5. Jeremiah 31:5 Lit defile

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