21 “Fear not, O land;
    be glad and rejoice,
    for (A)the Lord has done great things!

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“Fear not, (A)for you will not be ashamed;
    be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced;
for you will forget the shame of your youth,
    and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.

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16 (A)On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem:
“Fear not, O Zion;
    (B)let not your hands grow weak.
17 (C)The Lord your God is in your midst,
    (D)a mighty one who will save;
(E)he will rejoice over you with gladness;
    he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.

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10 fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with (A)my righteous right hand.

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Restore Our Fortunes, O Lord

A Song of (A)Ascents.

126 When the Lord (B)restored the fortunes of Zion,
    we were like those who (C)dream.
Then our (D)mouth was filled with laughter,
    and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then they said among the nations,
    (E)“The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us;
    we are glad.

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15 so again have I purposed in these days to bring good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah; (A)fear not.

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20 “I will remove the northerner far from you,
    and drive him into a parched and desolate land,
his vanguard[a] into (A)the eastern sea,
    and his rear guard[b] into (B)the western sea;
(C)the stench and foul smell of him will rise,
    for he has done great things.

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Footnotes

  1. Joel 2:20 Hebrew face
  2. Joel 2:20 Hebrew his end

(A)Call to me and I will answer you, (B)and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

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The Ransomed Shall Return

35 (A)The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad;
    (B)the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus;

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16 Now therefore (A)stand still and see this great thing that the Lord will do before your eyes.

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But they shall serve the Lord their God and (A)David their king, whom I will raise up for them.

10 (B)“Then fear not, (C)O Jacob my servant, declares the Lord,
    nor be dismayed, O Israel;
for behold, (D)I will save you from far away,
    (E)and your offspring from the land of their captivity.
(F)Jacob shall return and have quiet and ease,
    and none shall make him afraid.

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12 (A)The pastures of the wilderness overflow,
    the hills (B)gird themselves with joy,
13 (C)the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
    the valleys deck themselves with grain,
    they (D)shout and sing together for joy.

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24 (A)Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider (B)what great things he has done for you.

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The Lord Alone Is God

32 “For (A)ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether such a great thing as this has ever happened or was ever heard of.

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Let the rivers (A)clap their hands;
    let (B)the hills sing for joy together

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God's Covenant with Abram

15 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: (A)“Fear not, Abram, I am (B)your shield; your reward shall be very great.”

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21 “And (A)in that day (B)I will answer, declares the Lord,
    I will answer the heavens,
    and they shall answer the earth,

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12 (A)“For you shall go out in joy
    and be led forth in peace;
(B)the mountains and the hills before you
    shall break forth into singing,
    and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

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23 (A)Sing, O heavens, for the Lord has done it;
    shout, O (B)depths of the earth;
break forth into singing, O mountains,
    O forest, and every tree in it!
For the Lord has redeemed Jacob,
    (C)and will be glorified[a] in Israel.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 44:23 Or will display his beauty

11 Let (A)the heavens be glad, and let (B)the earth rejoice;
    let (C)the sea roar, and all that fills it;
12     let (D)the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall all (E)the trees of the forest sing for joy

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