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God Will Be Gracious

18 Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be vgracious to you;

And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you.

For the Lord is a God of justice;

wBlessed are all those who xwait for Him.

19 For the people yshall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem;

You shall zweep no more.

He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry;

When He hears it, He will aanswer you.

20 And though the Lord gives you

bThe bread of adversity and the water of 6affliction,

Yet cyour teachers will not be moved into a corner anymore,

But your eyes shall see your teachers.

21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying,

“This is the way, walk in it,”

Whenever you dturn to the right hand

Or whenever you turn to the left.

22 eYou will also defile the covering of your images of silver,

And the ornament of your molded images of gold.

You will throw them away as an unclean thing;

fYou will say to them, “Get away!”

23 gThen He will give the rain for your seed

With which you sow the ground,

And bread of the increase of the earth;

It will be 7fat and plentiful.

In that day your cattle will feed

In large pastures.

24 Likewise the oxen and the young donkeys that work the ground

Will eat cured fodder,

Which has been winnowed with the shovel and fan.

25 There will be hon every high mountain

And on every high hill

Rivers and streams of waters,

In the day of the igreat slaughter,

When the towers fall.

26 Moreover jthe light of the moon will be as the light of the sun,

And the light of the sun will be sevenfold,

As the light of seven days,

In the day that the Lord binds up the bruise of His people

And heals the stroke of their wound.


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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