16 For the Lord will rebuild Zion(A)
    and appear in his glory.(B)

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The Lord builds up Jerusalem;(A)
    he gathers the exiles(B) of Israel.

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32 What answer shall be given
    to the envoys(A) of that nation?
“The Lord has established Zion,(B)
    and in her his afflicted people will find refuge.(C)

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The Lord will surely comfort(A) Zion(B)
    and will look with compassion on all her ruins;(C)
he will make her deserts like Eden,(D)
    her wastelands(E) like the garden of the Lord.
Joy and gladness(F) will be found in her,
    thanksgiving(G) and the sound of singing.

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16 “Therefore this is what the Lord says: ‘I will return(A) to Jerusalem with mercy, and there my house will be rebuilt. And the measuring line(B) will be stretched out over Jerusalem,’ declares the Lord Almighty.(C)

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

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