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God Will Save His People

11 “As for you also,

Because of the blood of your covenant,

I will set your rprisoners free from the waterless pit.

12 Return to the stronghold,

sYou prisoners of hope.

Even today I declare

That I will restore tdouble to you.

13 For I have bent Judah, My bow,

Fitted the bow with Ephraim,

And raised up your sons, O Zion,

Against your sons, O Greece,

And made you like the sword of a mighty man.”

14 Then the Lord will be seen over them,

And uHis arrow will go forth like lightning.

The Lord God will blow the trumpet,

And go vwith whirlwinds from the south.

15 The Lord of hosts will wdefend them;

They shall devour and subdue with slingstones.

They shall drink and roar as if with wine;

They shall be filled with blood like 3basins,

Like the corners of the altar.

16 The Lord their God will xsave them in that day,

As the flock of His people.

For ythey shall be like the 4jewels of a crown,

zLifted like a banner over His land—

17 For ahow great is 5its goodness

And how great 5its bbeauty!

cGrain shall make the young men thrive,

And new wine the young women.


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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