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Judah Will Be Restored

24 Thus says the Lord, vyour Redeemer,

And wHe who formed you from the womb:

“I am the Lord, who makes all things,

xWho stretches out the heavens 3all alone,

Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself;

25 Who yfrustrates the signs zof the babblers,

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.” ’


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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