Like valleys that stretch out,
Like gardens by the riverside,
(A)Like aloes (B)planted by the Lord,
Like cedars beside the waters.

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But I am (A)like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.

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For he shall be (A)like a tree planted by the waters,
Which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not [a]fear when heat comes;
But its leaf will be green,
And will not be anxious in the year of drought,
Nor will cease from yielding fruit.

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  1. Jeremiah 17:8 Qr., Tg. see

I will be like the (A)dew to Israel;
He shall [a]grow like the lily,
And [b]lengthen his roots like Lebanon.

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  1. Hosea 14:5 Lit. bud or sprout
  2. Hosea 14:5 Lit. strike

His branches shall [a]spread;
(A)His beauty shall be like an olive tree,
And (B)his fragrance like Lebanon.

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  1. Hosea 14:6 Lit. go