I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown,1
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and I will multiply the number of people upon you, even the whole house of Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins2 rebuilt.3
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I will increase the number of men and animals upon you, and they will be fruitful4 and become numerous. I will settle people5 on you as in the past6 and will make you prosper more than before.7 Then you will know that I am the LORD.
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I will cause people, my people Israel, to walk upon you. They will possess you, and you will be their inheritance;8 you will never again deprive them of their children.
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" 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because people say to you, "You devour men9 and deprive your nation of its children,"
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therefore you will no longer devour men or make your nation childless, declares the Sovereign LORD.
No longer will I make you hear the taunts of the nations, and no longer will you suffer the scorn of the peoples or cause your nation to fall, declares the Sovereign LORD.10' "
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