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Micah 7:8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Penitence and Trust in God

Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy;
    when I fall, I shall rise;
when I sit in darkness,
    the Lord will be a light to me.

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Isaiah 9:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

[a] The people who walked in darkness
    have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
    on them light has shined.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 9:2 Ch 9.1 in Heb
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John 8:12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus the Light of the World

12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

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Psalm 112:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

They rise in the darkness as a light for the upright;
    they are gracious, merciful, and righteous.

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Psalm 27:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Psalm 27

Triumphant Song of Confidence

Of David.

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold[a] of my life;
    of whom shall I be afraid?

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 27:1 Or refuge
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Psalm 107:10-15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 Some sat in darkness and in gloom,
    prisoners in misery and in irons,
11 for they had rebelled against the words of God,
    and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12 Their hearts were bowed down with hard labor;
    they fell down, with no one to help.
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he saved them from their distress;
14 he brought them out of darkness and gloom,
    and broke their bonds asunder.
15 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.

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2 Corinthians 4:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

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Psalm 84:11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
    he bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does the Lord withhold
    from those who walk uprightly.

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John 16:20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 Very truly, I tell you, you will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice; you will have pain, but your pain will turn into joy.

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Micah 7:10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 Then my enemy will see,
    and shame will cover her who said to me,
    “Where is the Lord your God?”
My eyes will see her downfall;[a]
    now she will be trodden down
    like the mire of the streets.

Footnotes:

  1. Micah 7:10 Heb lacks downfall
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Amos 9:11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Restoration of David’s Kingdom

11 On that day I will raise up
    the booth of David that is fallen,
and repair its[a] breaches,
    and raise up its[b] ruins,
    and rebuild it as in the days of old;

Footnotes:

  1. Amos 9:11 Gk: Heb their
  2. Amos 9:11 Gk: Heb his
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Revelation 22:5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

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Malachi 4:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.

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Obadiah 12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 But you should not have gloated[a] over[b] your brother
    on the day of his misfortune;
you should not have rejoiced over the people of Judah
    on the day of their ruin;
you should not have boasted
    on the day of distress.

Footnotes:

  1. Obadiah 1:12 Heb But do not gloat (and similarly through verse 14)
  2. Obadiah 1:12 Heb on the day of
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Ezekiel 35:15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

15 As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so I will deal with you; you shall be desolate, Mount Seir, and all Edom, all of it. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.

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Jeremiah 50:11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 Though you rejoice, though you exult,
    O plunderers of my heritage,
though you frisk about like a heifer on the grass,
    and neigh like stallions,

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Isaiah 60:1-3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Ingathering of the Dispersed

60 Arise, shine; for your light has come,
    and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
For darkness shall cover the earth,
    and thick darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will arise upon you,
    and his glory will appear over you.
Nations shall come to your light,
    and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

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Psalm 97:11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 Light dawns[a] for the righteous,
    and joy for the upright in heart.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 97:11 Gk Syr Jerome: Heb is sown
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Psalm 41:10-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 But you, O Lord, be gracious to me,
    and raise me up, that I may repay them.

11 By this I know that you are pleased with me;
    because my enemy has not triumphed over me.
12 But you have upheld me because of my integrity,
    and set me in your presence forever.

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Psalm 38:16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 For I pray, “Only do not let them rejoice over me,
    those who boast against me when my foot slips.”

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Job 31:29 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

29 “If I have rejoiced at the ruin of those who hated me,
    or exulted when evil overtook them—

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Acts 26:18 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

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