But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant(A) on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.[a](B)

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  1. Genesis 45:7 Or save you as a great band of survivors
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14 I will forsake(A) the remnant(B) of my inheritance and give them into the hands of enemies. They will be looted and plundered by all their enemies;

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The Branch of the Lord

In that day(A) the Branch of the Lord(B) will be beautiful(C) and glorious, and the fruit(D) of the land will be the pride and glory(E) of the survivors(F) in Israel.

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13 And though a tenth remains(A) in the land,
    it will again be laid waste.(B)
But as the terebinth and oak
    leave stumps(C) when they are cut down,
    so the holy(D) seed will be the stump in the land.”(E)

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12 In that day the Lord will thresh(A) from the flowing Euphrates to the Wadi of Egypt,(B) and you, Israel, will be gathered(C) up one by one.

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In that day(A) the Lord Almighty
    will be a glorious(B) crown,(C)
a beautiful wreath
    for the remnant(D) of his people.

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It may be that the Lord your God will hear the words of the field commander, whom his master, the king of Assyria, has sent to ridicule(A) the living God,(B) and that he will rebuke him for the words the Lord your God has heard.(C) Therefore pray(D) for the remnant(E) that still survives.”

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31 Once more a remnant of the kingdom of Judah
    will take root(A) below and bear fruit(B) above.
32 For out of Jerusalem will come a remnant,(C)
    and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors.(D)
The zeal(E) of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this.

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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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The Sovereign Lord declares—
    he who gathers the exiles of Israel:
“I will gather(A) still others to them
    besides those already gathered.”

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“I myself will gather the remnant(A) of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture,(B) where they will be fruitful and increase in number.

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32 And everyone who calls
    on the name of the Lord(A) will be saved;(B)
for on Mount Zion(C) and in Jerusalem
    there will be deliverance,(D)
    as the Lord has said,
even among the survivors(E)
    whom the Lord calls.[a](F)

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  1. Joel 2:32 In Hebrew texts 2:28-32 is numbered 3:1-5.
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