21 Fear not, O land;
Be glad and rejoice,
For the Lord has done [a]marvelous things!

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  1. Joel 2:21 Lit. great

“Do(A) not fear, for you will not be ashamed;
Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame;
For you will forget the shame of your youth,
And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.

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16 In that day (A)it shall be said to Jerusalem:
“Do not fear;
Zion, (B)let not your hands be weak.
17 The Lord your God (C)in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
(D)He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”

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10 (A)Fear not, (B)for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

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A Joyful Return to Zion

A Song of Ascents.

126 When (A)the Lord brought back [a]the captivity of Zion,
(B)We were like those who dream.
Then (C)our mouth was filled with laughter,
And our tongue with singing.
Then they said among the [b]nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us,
And we are glad.

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  1. Psalm 126:1 Those of the captivity
  2. Psalm 126:2 Gentiles

15 So again in these days
I am determined to do good
To Jerusalem and to the house of Judah.
Do not fear.

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20 “But (A)I will remove far from you (B)the northern army,
And will drive him away into a barren and desolate land,
With his face toward the eastern sea
And his back (C)toward the western sea;
His stench will come up,
And his foul odor will rise,
Because he has done [a]monstrous things.”

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  1. Joel 2:20 Lit. great

(A)‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and [a]mighty things, which you do not know.’

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  1. Jeremiah 33:3 inaccessible

The Future Glory of Zion

35 The (A)wilderness and the [a]wasteland shall be glad for them,
And the (B)desert[b] shall rejoice and blossom as the rose;

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  1. Isaiah 35:1 desert
  2. Isaiah 35:1 Heb. arabah

16 “Now therefore, (A)stand and see this great thing which 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 (B)raise up for them.

10 ‘Therefore (C)do not fear, O My servant Jacob,’ says the Lord,
‘Nor be dismayed, O Israel;
For behold, I will save you from afar,
And your seed (D)from the land of their captivity.
Jacob shall return, have rest and be quiet,
And no one shall make him afraid.

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12 They drop on the pastures of the wilderness,
And the little hills rejoice on every side.
13 The pastures are clothed with flocks;
(A)The valleys also are covered with grain;
They shout for joy, they also sing.

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24 (A)Only fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for (B)consider what (C)great things He has done for you.

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32 “For (A)ask now concerning the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and ask (B)from one end of heaven to the other, whether any great thing like this has happened, or anything like it has been heard.

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Let the rivers clap their hands;
Let the hills be joyful together

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God’s Covenant with Abram(A)

15 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram (B)in a vision, saying, (C)“Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your (D)shield, [a]your exceedingly (E)great reward.”

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  1. Genesis 15:1 Or your reward shall be very great

21 “It shall come to pass in that day
That (A)I will answer,” says the Lord;
“I will answer the heavens,
And they shall answer the earth.

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12 “For(A) you shall go out with joy,
And be led out with peace;
The mountains and the hills
Shall (B)break forth into singing before you,
And (C)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, you lower parts of the earth;
Break forth into singing, you mountains,
O forest, and every tree in it!
For the Lord has redeemed Jacob,
And (B)glorified Himself in Israel.

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11 (A)Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
(B)Let the sea roar, and [a]all its fullness;
12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it.
Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice

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  1. Psalm 96:11 all that is in it