For those who are evil will be destroyed,(A)
    but those who hope(B) in the Lord will inherit the land.(C)

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Psalm 40[a](A)

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

I waited patiently(B) for the Lord;
    he turned to me and heard my cry.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 40:1 In Hebrew texts 40:1-17 is numbered 40:2-18.
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18 Yet the Lord longs(A) to be gracious to you;
    therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.(B)
For the Lord is a God of justice.(C)
    Blessed are all who wait for him!(D)

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The Parable of the Persistent Widow

18 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.(A)

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