And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.

And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the Lord.

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“Then I Myself will (A)gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their pasture, and they will be fruitful and multiply. I will also raise up (B)shepherds over them and they will [a]tend them; and they will (C)not be afraid any longer, nor be terrified, (D)nor will any be missing,” declares the Lord.

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  1. Jeremiah 23:4 Or shepherd

And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and multiply. And I will set up shepherds over them, who shall feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be lacking, saith Jehovah.

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13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

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The Narrow and Wide Gates

13 (A)Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is constricted that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

A Tree and Its Fruit

15 “Beware of the (B)false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are (C)ravenous wolves.

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13 Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for wide [a]is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many are they that enter in thereby. 14 [b]For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find it.

15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.

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  1. Matthew 7:13 Some ancient authorities omit is the gate.
  2. Matthew 7:14 Many ancient authorities read How narrow is the gate, etc.

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.

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“Awake, (A)sword, against My (B)Shepherd,
And against the Man, My (C)Associate,”
Declares the Lord of armies.
(D)Strike the Shepherd and the sheep will be scattered;
And I will (E)turn My hand [a]against the little ones.
And it will come about in all the land,”
Declares the Lord,
“That (F)two parts in it will be cut off and perish;
But the third will be left in it.
And I will bring the third part through the (G)fire,
Refine them as silver is refined,
And test them as gold is tested.
They will (H)call on My name,
And I will (I)answer them;
I will say, ‘They are (J)My people,’
And they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”

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  1. Zechariah 13:7 Or upon

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith Jehovah of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered; and I will turn my hand upon the little ones. And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith Jehovah, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part into the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried. They shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people; and they shall say, Jehovah is my God.

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13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

14 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.

15 The Lord hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the Lord, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.

16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.

17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

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13 The (A)remnant of Israel will (B)do no wrong
And (C)tell no lies,
Nor will a deceitful tongue
Be found in their mouths;
For they will (D)feed and lie down
With no one to frighten them.”

14 Shout for joy, daughter of Zion!
(E)Shout in triumph, Israel!
Rejoice and triumph with all your heart,
Daughter of Jerusalem!
15 The Lord has taken away (F)His judgments against you,
He has cleared away your enemies.
The King of Israel, the Lord, is (G)in your midst;
You will no longer (H)fear disaster.
16 (I)On that day it will be said to Jerusalem:
(J)Do not be afraid, Zion;
(K)Do not let your hands fall limp.
17 The Lord your God is (L)in your midst,
A [a](M)victorious warrior.
He will (N)rejoice over you with joy,
He will [b]be quiet in His love,
He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.

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  1. Zephaniah 3:17 Lit A warrior who saves
  2. Zephaniah 3:17 Or with some ancient versions, renew you in

13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth; for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

14 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. 15 Jehovah hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the King of Israel, even Jehovah, is in the midst of thee; thou shalt not [a]fear evil any more. 16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not; [b]O Zion, let not thy hands be slack. 17 Jehovah thy God is in the midst of thee, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will [c]rest in his love; he will joy over thee with singing.

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  1. Zephaniah 3:15 Another reading is, see.
  2. Zephaniah 3:16 Or, and to Zion
  3. Zephaniah 3:17 Hebrew be silent.

24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.

26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.

27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:

28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.

29 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.

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24 namely us, whom He also (A)called, (B)not only from among Jews, but also from among Gentiles, 25 as He also says in Hosea:

(C)I will call those who were not My people, ‘My people,’
And her who was not beloved, ‘beloved.’”
26 (D)And it shall be that in the place where it was said to them, ‘you are not My people,’
There they shall be called sons of (E)the living God.”

27 Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, “(F)Though the number of the sons of Israel may be (G)like the sand of the sea, only (H)the remnant will be saved; 28 (I)for the Lord will execute His word on the earth, [a]thoroughly and [b]quickly.” 29 And just as Isaiah foretold:

(J)If (K)the Lord [c]of armies had not left us [d](L)descendants,
(M)We would have become like Sodom, and would have [e]been like Gomorrah.”

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  1. Romans 9:28 Lit finishing it
  2. Romans 9:28 Lit cutting it short
  3. Romans 9:29 Gr sabaoth, for Heb tsebaoth (armies)
  4. Romans 9:29 Lit seed
  5. Romans 9:29 Lit been made like

24 even us, whom he also called, not from the Jews only, but also from the Gentiles? 25 As he saith also in Hosea,

[a]I will call that my people, which was not my people;
And her beloved, that was not beloved.
26 [b]And it shall be, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people,
There shall they be called sons of the living God.

27 And Isaiah crieth concerning Israel, [c]If the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, it is the remnant that shall be saved: 28 for the Lord will execute his word upon the earth, finishing it and cutting it short. 29 And, as Isaiah hath said before,

[d]Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed,
We had become as Sodom, and had been made like unto Gomorrah.

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And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

10 Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

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The daughter of Zion is left like a shelter in a vineyard,
Like a watchman’s hut in a cucumber field, like a city under watch.
(A)If the Lord of armies
Had not left us a few (B)survivors,
We would be like (C)Sodom,
We would be like Gomorrah.

God Has Had Enough

10 Hear (D)the word of the Lord,
You rulers of (E)Sodom;
Listen to the instruction of our God,
You people of Gomorrah!

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And the daughter of Zion is left as a booth in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city. Except Jehovah of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

10 Hear the word of Jehovah, ye [a]rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the [b]law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

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  1. Isaiah 1:10 Or, judges
  2. Isaiah 1:10 Or, teaching

21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

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21 For then there will be a (A)great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will again. 22 And if those days had not been cut short, no [a]life would have been saved; but for (B)the sake of the [b]elect those days will be cut short. 23 (C)Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the [c]Christ,’ or ‘He is over here,’ do not believe him.

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  1. Matthew 24:22 Lit flesh
  2. Matthew 24:22 Or chosen ones
  3. Matthew 24:23 I.e., Messiah