17 Show me a sign of Your goodness;
my enemies will see and be put to shame
because You, Lord, have helped and comforted me.(A)

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God’s People Comforted

40 “Comfort, comfort My people,”(A)
says your God.

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13 Shout for joy, you heavens!(A)
Earth, rejoice!
Mountains break into joyful shouts!
For the Lord has comforted His people,(B)
and will have compassion on His afflicted ones.(C)

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13 But you have forgotten the Lord, your Maker,
who stretched out the heavens
and laid the foundations of the earth.(A)
You are in constant dread all day long
because of the fury of the oppressor,
who has set himself to destroy.
But where is the fury of the oppressor?(B)

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Be joyful, rejoice together,
you ruins of Jerusalem!(A)
For the Lord has comforted His people;(B)
He has redeemed Jerusalem.

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The God of Comfort

Praise(A) the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies(B) and the God of all comfort.(C) He comforts us in all our affliction,[a] so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 1:4 Or trouble, or tribulation, or trials, or oppression; the Gk word has a lit meaning of being under pressure.

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