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Isaiah 65:18-19

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65:18 But be happy and rejoice forevermore

over what I am about to create!

For look, I am ready to create Jerusalem 1  to be a source of joy, 2 

and her people to be a source of happiness. 3 

65:19 Jerusalem will bring me joy,

and my people will bring me happiness. 4 

The sound of weeping or cries of sorrow

will never be heard in her again.

1 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

2 tn Heb “Jerusalem, joy.” The next verse suggests the meaning: The Lord will create Jerusalem to be a source of joy to himself.

3 tn Heb “her people, happiness.” See the preceding note.

4 tn Heb “and I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and be happy in my people.”



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