24 And you said, “The Lord our God has shown us(A) his glory and his majesty,(B) and we have heard his voice from the fire. Today we have seen that a person can live even if God speaks with them.(C)

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But now trouble comes to you, and you are discouraged;(A)
    it strikes(B) you, and you are dismayed.(C)

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“The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
    “when I will raise up for David[a] a righteous Branch,(A)
a King(B) who will reign(C) wisely
    and do what is just and right(D) in the land.
In his days Judah will be saved
    and Israel will live in safety.(E)
This is the name(F) by which he will be called:
    The Lord Our Righteous Savior.(G)

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  1. Jeremiah 23:5 Or up from David’s line
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34 Weep and wail, you shepherds;(A)
    roll(B) in the dust, you leaders of the flock.
For your time to be slaughtered(C) has come;
    you will fall like the best of the rams.[a](D)

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  1. Jeremiah 25:34 Septuagint; Hebrew fall and be shattered like fine pottery
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23 I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will tend(A) them; he will tend them and be their shepherd.(B) 24 I the Lord will be their God,(C) and my servant David(D) will be prince among them.(E) I the Lord have spoken.(F)

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“But you, Bethlehem(A) Ephrathah,(B)
    though you are small among the clans[a] of Judah,
out of you will come for me
    one who will be ruler(C) over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,(D)
    from ancient times.”(E)

Therefore Israel will be abandoned(F)
    until the time when she who is in labor bears a son,
and the rest of his brothers return
    to join the Israelites.

He will stand and shepherd his flock(G)
    in the strength of the Lord,
    in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they will live securely, for then his greatness(H)
    will reach to the ends of the earth.

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  1. Micah 5:2 Or rulers
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The Shepherd Struck, the Sheep Scattered

“Awake, sword,(A) against my shepherd,(B)
    against the man who is close to me!”
    declares the Lord Almighty.
“Strike the shepherd,
    and the sheep will be scattered,(C)
    and I will turn my hand against the little ones.

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The Jewish leaders insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die,(A) because he claimed to be the Son of God.”(B)

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