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Israel’s Confession and Comfort

8 kDo not rejoice over me, my enemy;

lWhen I fall, I will arise;

When I sit in darkness,

The Lord will be a light to me.

9 mI will bear the indignation of the Lord,

Because I have sinned against Him,

Until He pleads my ncase

And executes justice for me.

He will bring me forth to the light;

I will see His righteousness.

10 Then she who is my enemy will see,

And oshame will cover her who said to me,

p“Where is the Lord your God?”

My eyes will see her;

Now she will be trampled down

Like mud in the streets.

11 In the day when your qwalls are to be built,

In that day 2the decree shall go far and wide.

12 In that day rthey 3shall come to you

From Assyria and the 4fortified cities,

From the 5fortress to 6the River,

From sea to sea,

And mountain to mountain.

13 Yet the land shall be desolate

Because of those who dwell in it,

And sfor the fruit of their deeds.


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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