you[a] will be for me a kingdom of priests(A) and a holy nation.’(B) These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 19:6 Or possession, for the whole earth is mine. You
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Open the gates(A)
    that the righteous(B) nation may enter,
    the nation that keeps faith.

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25 But all the descendants(A) of Israel
    will find deliverance(B) in the Lord
    and will make their boast in him.(C)

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52 Awake, awake,(A) Zion,
    clothe yourself with strength!(B)
Put on your garments of splendor,(C)
    Jerusalem, the holy city.(D)
The uncircumcised(E) and defiled(F)
    will not enter you again.(G)

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21 Then all your people will be righteous(A)
    and they will possess(B) the land forever.
They are the shoot I have planted,(C)
    the work of my hands,(D)
    for the display of my splendor.(E)

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Blessings for God’s People

17 “Then you will know(A) that I, the Lord your God,(B)
    dwell in Zion,(C) my holy hill.(D)
Jerusalem will be holy;(E)
    never again will foreigners invade her.(F)

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17 But on Mount Zion will be deliverance;(A)
    it will be holy,(B)
    and Jacob will possess his inheritance.(C)

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13 They(A) will do no wrong;(B)
    they will tell no lies.(C)
A deceitful tongue
    will not be found in their mouths.(D)
They will eat and lie down(E)
    and no one will make them afraid.(F)

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