12 About Benjamin(A) he said:

“Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him,(B)
    for he shields him all day long,(C)
    and the one the Lord loves(D) rests between his shoulders.(E)

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12 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.

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Like birds hovering(A) overhead,
    the Lord Almighty will shield(B) Jerusalem;
he will shield it and deliver(C) it,
    he will ‘pass over’(D) it and will rescue it.”

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As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.

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“‘Then I passed by and saw you kicking about in your blood, and as you lay there in your blood I said to you, “Live!”[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 16:6 A few Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts repeat and as you lay there in your blood I said to you, “Live!”
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And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.

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