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23 You who fear the Lord, praise him!
    All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him;
    stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!(A)
24 For he did not despise or abhor
    the affliction of the afflicted;
he did not hide his face from me[a]
    but heard when I[b] cried to him.(B)

25 From you comes my praise in the great congregation;
    my vows I will pay before those who fear him.(C)
26 The poor[c] shall eat and be satisfied;
    those who seek him shall praise the Lord.
    May your hearts live forever!(D)

27 All the ends of the earth shall remember
    and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
    shall worship before him.[d](E)
28 For dominion belongs to the Lord,
    and he rules over the nations.(F)

29 To him,[e] indeed, shall all who sleep in[f] the earth bow down;
    before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
    and I shall live for him.[g](G)
30 Posterity will serve him;
    future generations will be told about the Lord(H)
31 and[h] proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn,
    saying that he has done it.(I)

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  1. 22.24 Heb him
  2. 22.24 Heb he
  3. 22.26 Or afflicted
  4. 22.27 Gk Syr Jerome: Heb you
  5. 22.29 Cn: Heb They have eaten and
  6. 22.29 Cn: Heb all the fat ones
  7. 22.29 Compare Gk Syr Vg: Heb and he who cannot keep himself alive
  8. 22.31 Compare Gk: Heb it will be told about the Lord to the generation, they will come and