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9:14 restore the fortunes. Lit. “turn the captivity of my people,” a recurring phrase in the prophetic covenant lawsuits (Jer. 29:14; Ezek. 16:53; Hos. 6:11).
rebuild . . . inhabit . . . plant . . . drink. These blessings reverse the earlier futility curses (5:11 and note).