For (A)His anger is but for a moment,
(B)His favor is for life;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But [a]joy comes in the morning.

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  1. Psalm 30:5 a shout of joy

“For(A) a mere moment I have forsaken you,
But with great mercies (B)I will gather you.
With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment;
(C)But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,”
Says the Lord, your Redeemer.

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17 For (A)our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,

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(A)Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
He who continually goes [a]forth weeping,
Bearing [b]seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again [c]with (B)rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him.

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  1. Psalm 126:6 to and fro
  2. Psalm 126:6 Lit. a bag of seed for sowing
  3. Psalm 126:6 with shouts of joy

Take Refuge from the Coming Judgment

20 Come, my people, (A)enter your chambers,
And shut your doors behind you;
Hide yourself, as it were, (B)for a little moment,
Until the indignation is past.

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(A)He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.

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20 Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and (A)lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into (B)joy. 21 (C)A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and (D)your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.

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11 You will show me the (A)path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

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(A)Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.

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16 But I will sing of Your power;
Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning;
For You have been my defense
And refuge in the day of my trouble.

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I am weary with my groaning;
[a]All night I make my bed swim;
I drench my couch with my tears.
(A)My eye wastes away because of grief;
It grows old because of all my enemies.

(B)Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity;
For the Lord has (C)heard the voice of my weeping.
The Lord has heard my supplication;
The Lord will receive my prayer.

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  1. Psalm 6:6 Or Every night

Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness (A)in the morning,
For in You do I trust;
(B)Cause me to know the way in which I should walk,
For (C)I lift up my soul to You.

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God is (A)in the midst of her, she shall not be [a]moved;
God shall help her, just [b]at the break of dawn.

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  1. Psalm 46:5 shaken
  2. Psalm 46:5 Lit. at the turning of the morning

and said, (A)“Remember now, O Lord, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a [a]loyal heart, and have done what is good in Your (B)sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

And the word of the Lord came to Isaiah, saying, “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will add to your days fifteen years.

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  1. Isaiah 38:3 whole or peaceful

17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting
On those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children,

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How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
Therefore the children of men (A)put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.
(B)They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house,
And You give them drink from (C)the river of Your pleasures.
(D)For with You is the fountain of life;
(E)In Your light we see light.

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Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. 10 For (A)godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; (B)but the sorrow of the world produces death.

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(A)Let us know,
Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord.
His going forth is established (B)as the morning;
(C)He will come to us (D)like the rain,
Like the latter and former rain to the earth.

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You number my wanderings;
Put my tears into Your bottle;
(A)Are they not in Your book?
When I cry out to You,
Then my enemies will turn back;
This I know, because (B)God is for me.
10 In God (I will praise His word),
In the Lord (I will praise His word),
11 In God I have put my trust;
I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?

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