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Epifanie: Tweede Sondag na die Epifanie

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1I will speak out to encourage Jerusalem;

I will not be silent until she is saved,

And her victory shines like a torch in the night.

2Jerusalem, the nations will see you victorious!

All their kings will see your glory.

You will be called by a new name,

A name given by the LORD himself.

3You will be like a beautiful crown for the LORD.

4No longer will you be called “Forsaken”,

Or your land be called “The Deserted Wife”.

Your new name will be “God is Pleased with Her”.

Your land will be called “Happily Married”,

Because the LORD is pleased with you

And will be like a husband to your land.

5Like a young man taking a virgin as his bride,

He who formed you will marry you.

As a groom is delighted with his bride,

So your God will delight in you.

Isaiah 62:1-5GNBOpen in Bible reader
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