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6Upon your walls, Jerusalem,
I have appointed sentinels.
Continually, all day and all night,
they won’t keep silent.
You who call on the LORD, don’t rest,
7and don’t allow God to rest
until he establishes Jerusalem,
and makes it the praise of the earth.
8The LORD has promised
with raised hand and strong arm:
I will never again give your grain
as food for your enemies.
Foreigners won’t drink your wine
for which you labored.
9Those who harvest will eat it
and will praise the LORD;
those who gather will drink it
in my holy courtyards.
10Pass through, pass through the gates;
prepare the way for the people!
Build, build the road;
clear away the stones!
Raise up a signal for the peoples.
11This is what the LORD announced
to the earth’s distant regions:
Say to Daughter Zion, "Look! Your deliverer arrives,
bringing reward and payment!"
12They will be called The Holy People,
Redeemed By the LORD.
And you will be called Sought After—
A City That Is Not Abandoned.
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