(A)For his anger is but for a moment,
    and (B)his favor is for a lifetime.[a]
(C)Weeping may tarry for the night,
    but (D)joy comes with the morning.

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  1. Psalm 30:5 Or and in his favor is life

(A)For a brief moment I deserted you,
    but with great compassion I will gather you.
(B)In overflowing anger for a moment
    I hid my face from you,
(C)but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,”
    says the Lord, your Redeemer.

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17 For (A)this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,

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(A)Those who sow in tears
    shall reap with shouts of joy!
He who goes out weeping,
    bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
    bringing his sheaves with him.

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20 Come, my people, enter your chambers,
    and shut your doors behind you;
hide yourselves (A)for a little while
    until the fury has passed by.

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(A)He will not always chide,
    nor will he (B)keep his anger forever.

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20 Truly, truly, I say to you, (A)you will weep and lament, but (B)the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but (C)your sorrow will turn into joy. 21 (D)When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 (E)So also you have sorrow now, but (F)I will see you again, and (G)your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

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11 You make known to me (A)the path of life;
    in your presence there is (B)fullness of joy;
    at your right hand are (C)pleasures forevermore.

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Because your (A)steadfast love is better than life,
    my lips will praise you.

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16 But I will sing of your strength;
    I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
For you have been to me (A)a fortress
    and (B)a refuge in (C)the day of my distress.

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I am (A)weary with my (B)moaning;
    every night I flood my bed with tears;
    I drench my couch with my weeping.
My (C)eye wastes away because of grief;
    it grows weak because of all my foes.

(D)Depart from me, all you (E)workers of evil,
    for the Lord (F)has heard the sound of my weeping.
The Lord has heard my (G)plea;
    the Lord accepts my prayer.

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(A)Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
    for in you I (B)trust.
(C)Make me know the way I should go,
    (D)for to you I lift up my soul.

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(A)God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
    God will help her when morning dawns.

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and said, “Please, O Lord, remember how (A)I have walked before you in faithfulness and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah: “Go and say to Hezekiah, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will add (B)fifteen years to your life.[a]

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  1. Isaiah 38:5 Hebrew to your days

17 But (A)the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on (B)those who fear him,
    and his righteousness to (C)children's children,

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(A)How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
    The children of mankind take refuge (B)in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on (C)the abundance of your house,
    and you give them drink from (D)the river of (E)your delights.
For with you is (F)the fountain of life;
    (G)in your light do we see light.

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As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but (A)because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.

10 For (B)godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas (C)worldly grief produces death.

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(A)Let us know; (B)let us press on to know the Lord;
    (C)his going out is sure as the dawn;
he will come to us (D)as the showers,
    (E)as the spring rains that water the earth.”

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You have kept count of my tossings;[a]
    (A)put my tears in your bottle.
    (B)Are they not in your book?
Then my enemies will turn back
    (C)in the day when I call.
    This I know, that[b] (D)God is for me.
10 In God, whose word I praise,
    in the Lord, whose word I praise,
11 in God I trust; (E)I shall not be afraid.
    What can man do to me?

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  1. Psalm 56:8 Or wanderings
  2. Psalm 56:9 Or because