12 But you, Lord, sit enthroned forever;(A)
    your renown endures(B) through all generations.(C)
13 You will arise(D) and have compassion(E) on Zion,
    for it is time(F) to show favor(G) to her;
    the appointed time(H) has come.
14 For her stones are dear to your servants;
    her very dust moves them to pity.
15 The nations will fear(I) the name of the Lord,
    all the kings(J) of the earth will revere your glory.
16 For the Lord will rebuild Zion(K)
    and appear in his glory.(L)
17 He will respond to the prayer(M) of the destitute;
    he will not despise their plea.

18 Let this be written(N) for a future generation,
    that a people not yet created(O) may praise the Lord:
19 “The Lord looked down(P) from his sanctuary on high,
    from heaven he viewed the earth,
20 to hear the groans of the prisoners(Q)
    and release those condemned to death.”
21 So the name of the Lord will be declared(R) in Zion
    and his praise(S) in Jerusalem
22 when the peoples and the kingdoms
    assemble to worship(T) the Lord.

23 In the course of my life[a] he broke my strength;
    he cut short my days.(U)
24 So I said:
“Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days;
    your years go on(V) through all generations.
25 In the beginning(W) you laid the foundations of the earth,
    and the heavens(X) are the work of your hands.(Y)
26 They will perish,(Z) but you remain;
    they will all wear out like a garment.
Like clothing you will change them
    and they will be discarded.
27 But you remain the same,(AA)
    and your years will never end.(AB)
28 The children of your servants(AC) will live in your presence;
    their descendants(AD) will be established before you.”

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  1. Psalm 102:23 Or By his power

The Shunammite’s Land Restored

Now Elisha had said to the woman(A) whose son he had restored to life, “Go away with your family and stay for a while wherever you can, because the Lord has decreed a famine(B) in the land that will last seven years.”(C) The woman proceeded to do as the man of God said. She and her family went away and stayed in the land of the Philistines seven years.

At the end of the seven years she came back from the land of the Philistines and went to appeal to the king for her house and land. The king was talking to Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, and had said, “Tell me about all the great things Elisha has done.” Just as Gehazi was telling the king how Elisha had restored(D) the dead to life, the woman whose son Elisha had brought back to life came to appeal to the king for her house and land.

Gehazi said, “This is the woman, my lord the king, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life.” The king asked the woman about it, and she told him.

Then he assigned an official to her case and said to him, “Give back everything that belonged to her, including all the income from her land from the day she left the country until now.”

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Disagreement Between Paul and Barnabas

36 Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns(A) where we preached the word of the Lord(B) and see how they are doing.” 37 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark,(C) with them, 38 but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them(D) in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work. 39 They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, 40 but Paul chose Silas(E) and left, commended by the believers to the grace of the Lord.(F) 41 He went through Syria(G) and Cilicia,(H) strengthening the churches.(I)

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