So Joab sent someone to Tekoa(A) and had a wise woman(B) brought from there. He said to her, “Pretend you are in mourning. Dress in mourning clothes, and don’t use any cosmetic lotions.(C) Act like a woman who has spent many days grieving for the dead.

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You prepare a table(A) before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;(B)
    my cup(C) overflows.

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You love righteousness(A) and hate wickedness;(B)
    therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
    by anointing(C) you with the oil of joy.(D)

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15 wine(A) that gladdens human hearts,
    oil(B) to make their faces shine,
    and bread that sustains(C) their hearts.

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    and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown(A) of beauty
    instead of ashes,(B)
the oil(C) of joy
    instead of mourning,(D)
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting(E) of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor.(F)

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34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him.

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