13 For the Lord has chosen Zion,(A)
    he has desired it for his dwelling,(B) saying,
14 “This is my resting place for ever and ever;(C)
    here I will sit enthroned,(D) for I have desired it.

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14 But Zion(A) said, “The Lord has forsaken(B) me,
    the Lord has forgotten me.”

15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
    and have no compassion on the child(C) she has borne?
Though she may forget,
    I will not forget you!(D)
16 See, I have engraved(E) you on the palms of my hands;
    your walls(F) are ever before me.

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15 If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing;
    whoever attacks you will surrender(A) to you.

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17     no weapon forged against you will prevail,(A)
    and you will refute(B) every tongue that accuses you.
This is the heritage of the servants(C) of the Lord,
    and this is their vindication(D) from me,”
declares the Lord.

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The Glory of Zion

60 “Arise,(A) shine, for your light(B) has come,
    and the glory(C) of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness(D) covers the earth
    and thick darkness(E) is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you
    and his glory appears over you.

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17 “Proclaim further: This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘My towns will again overflow with prosperity, and the Lord will again comfort(A) Zion and choose(B) Jerusalem.’”(C)

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And I myself will be a wall(A) of fire(B) around it,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will be its glory(C) within.’(D)

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12 The Lord will inherit(A) Judah(B) as his portion in the holy land and will again choose(C) Jerusalem.

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The Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you,(A) Satan! The Lord, who has chosen(B) Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick(C) snatched from the fire?”(D)

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