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17 Is it not yet a very little while
Till zLebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field,
And the fruitful field be esteemed as a forest?
18 aIn that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book,
And the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.
19 bThe humble also shall increase their joy in the Lord,
And cthe poor among men shall rejoice
In the Holy One of Israel.
20 For the 5terrible one is brought to nothing,
dThe scornful one is consumed,
And all who ewatch for iniquity are cut off—
And flay a snare for him who reproves in the gate,
And turn aside the just gby empty words.
22 Therefore thus says the Lord, hwho redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob:
“Jacob shall not now be iashamed,
Nor shall his face now grow pale;
jThe work of My hands, in his midst,
They will hallow My name,
And hallow the Holy One of Jacob,
And fear the God of Israel.
24 These also kwho erred in spirit will come to understanding,
And those who complained will learn doctrine.”
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