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  • Zephaniah 3:14-20

    14 Rejoice, Daughter Zion! Shout, Israel!
            Rejoice and exult with all your heart, Daughter Jerusalem.
    15 The Lord has removed your judgment;
            he has turned away your enemy.
    The Lord, the king of Israel, is in your midst;
            you will no longer fear evil.
    16 On that day, it will be said to Jerusalem:
            Don’t fear, Zion.
            Don’t let your hands fall.
    17 The Lord your God is in your midst—a warrior bringing victory.
            He will create calm with his love;
            he will rejoice over you with singing.

    18         I will remove from you those worried about the appointed feasts.
            They have been a burden for her, a reproach.
    19 Watch what I am about to do to all your oppressors at that time.
            I will deliver the lame;
            I will gather the outcast.
            I will change their shame into praise and fame throughout the earth.
    20 At that time, I will bring all of you back,
            at the time when I gather you.
            I will give you fame and praise among all the neighboring peoples
                when I restore your possessions and you can see them—says the Lord.