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10 Rain and snow fall from the sky
    and don’t return without watering the ground.
They cause the plants to sprout and grow,
    making seeds for the ·farmer [sower]
    and bread for the ·people [L eater].
11 The same thing is true of the words ·I speak [L that go out of my mouth].
    They will not return to me empty.
They ·make the things happen that I want to happen [accomplish what I desire/purpose],
    and they succeed in doing what I send them to do.

12 “So you will go out with joy [C returning from the Babylonian exile]
    and be led out in peace.
The mountains and hills will burst into song before you,
    and all the trees in the fields will clap their hands [C the earth rejoices at God’s restoration of creation].

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