then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes[a](A) and have compassion(B) on you and gather(C) you again from all the nations where he scattered(D) you.(E)

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  1. Deuteronomy 30:3 Or will bring you back from captivity
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17 Then Micaiah answered, “I saw all Israel scattered(A) on the hills like sheep without a shepherd,(B) and the Lord said, ‘These people have no master. Let each one go home in peace.’”

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Then Haman said to King Xerxes, “There is a certain people dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom who keep themselves separate. Their customs(A) are different from those of all other people, and they do not obey(B) the king’s laws; it is not in the king’s best interest to tolerate them.(C)

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11 You gave us up to be devoured like sheep(A)
    and have scattered us among the nations.(B)

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10 “Hear the word of the Lord, you nations;
    proclaim it in distant coastlands:(A)
‘He who scattered(B) Israel will gather(C) them
    and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.’(D)

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15 Then Johanan(A) son of Kareah said privately to Gedaliah in Mizpah, “Let me go and kill(B) Ishmael son of Nethaniah, and no one will know it. Why should he take your life and cause all the Jews who are gathered around you to be scattered(C) and the remnant(D) of Judah to perish?”

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“‘But I will spare some, for some of you will escape(A) the sword when you are scattered among the lands and nations.(B)

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I will gather(A) all nations
    and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.[a](B)
There I will put them on trial(C)
    for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel,
because they scattered(D) my people among the nations
    and divided up my land.

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  1. Joel 3:2 Jehoshaphat means the Lord judges; also in verse 12.
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