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18 Then the Lord will ibe zealous for His land,
And pity His people.
“Behold, I will send you jgrain and new wine and oil,
And you will be satisfied by them;
I will no longer make you a reproach among the nations.
And will drive him away into a barren and desolate land,
With his face toward the eastern sea
And his back mtoward the western sea;
His stench will come up,
And his foul odor will rise,
Because he has done 8monstrous things.”
Be glad and rejoice,
For the Lord has done 9marvelous things!
For nthe open pastures are springing up,
And the tree bears its fruit;
The fig tree and the vine yield their strength.
And orejoice in the Lord your God;
For He has given you the 1former rain faithfully,
And He pwill cause the rain to come down for you—
The former rain,
And the latter rain in the first month.
And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.
The crawling locust,
The consuming locust,
And the chewing locust,
My great army which I sent among you.
26 You shall reat in plenty and be satisfied,
And praise the name of the Lord your God,
Who has dealt wondrously with you;
And My people shall never be put to sshame.
27 Then you shall know that I am tin the midst of Israel:
uI am the Lord your God
And there is no other.
My people shall never be put to shame.
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