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Zechariah 8:1–8

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The Lord Promises to Bless Jerusalem

8 The word of the Lord Almighty came to me.

This is what the Lord Almighty says: “I am very jealousa for Zion; I am burning with jealousy for her.”

This is what the Lord says: “I will returnb to Zionc and dwell in Jerusalem.d Then Jerusalem will be called the Faithful City,e and the mountainf of the Lord Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain.g

This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Once again men and women of ripe old age will sit in the streets of Jerusalem,h each of them with cane in hand because of their age. The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there.i

This is what the Lord Almighty says: “It may seem marvelous to the remnant of this people at that time,j but will it seem marvelous to me?k” declares the Lord Almighty.

This is what the Lord Almighty says: “I will save my people from the countries of the east and the west.l I will bring them backm to liven in Jerusalem; they will be my people,o and I will be faithful and righteous to them as their God.p

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