18 (A)The Lord is near (B)to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as [a]have a contrite spirit.

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  1. Psalm 34:18 are crushed in spirit

15 For thus says the High and Lofty One
Who inhabits eternity, (A)whose name is Holy:
(B)“I dwell in the high and holy place,
(C)With him who has a contrite and humble spirit,
(D)To revive the spirit of the humble,
And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

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The Good News of Salvation

61 “The (A)Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord (B)has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me (C)to [a]heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim (D)liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

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  1. Isaiah 61:1 Lit. bind up

“Blessed(A) are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’

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14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; (A)for everyone who exalts himself will be [a]humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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  1. Luke 18:14 put down