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24 Thus says the Lord, vyour Redeemer,
And wHe who formed you from the womb:
“I am the Lord, who makes all things,
Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself;
And drives diviners mad;
Who turns wise men backward,
aAnd makes their knowledge foolishness;
26 bWho confirms the word of His servant,
And performs the counsel of His messengers;
Who says to Jerusalem, ‘You shall be inhabited,’
To the cities of Judah, ‘You shall be built,’
And I will raise up her waste places;
27 cWho says to the deep, ‘Be dry!
And I will dry up your rivers’;
28 Who says of dCyrus, ‘He is My shepherd,
And he shall perform all My pleasure,
Saying to Jerusalem, e“You shall be built,”
And to the temple, “Your foundation shall be laid.” ’
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