33 Let the poor see and rejoice. Seek God, and your soul will live.
34 For the Lord has heard the poor, and he has not despised his prisoners.
35 Let the heavens and the earth praise him: the sea, and everything that crawls in it.
36 For God will save Zion, and the cities of Judah will be built up. And they will dwell there, and they will acquire it by inheritance.
37 And the offspring of his servants will possess it; and those who love his name will dwell in it.
Baruch 4:5-12, 27-29
5 Be ever more peaceful in soul, O people of God, the memorial of Israel.
6 You have been sold to the nations, not into destruction, but because of this, in resentment, you provoked God to wrath, and so you have been delivered to adversity.
7 For you have exasperated him who made you, the eternal God, by sacrificing to evil spirits, and not to God.
8 For you have forgotten God, who nurtured you, and you have saddened Jerusalem, your nurse.
9 For she saw the wrath of God approaching you, and she said, "Listen, region of Zion, for God has brought upon me great sorrow.
10 For I have seen the captivity of my people, my sons and daughters, which the Eternal has led over them.
11 For I nurtured them with joy, but I sent them away with weeping and sorrow.
12 Let no one rejoice over me, a widow and a desolation, for I am forsaken by many because of the sins of my sons, because they strayed from the law of God.
27 Be ever more peaceful in soul, sons, and call out to the Lord, for you will be remembered by him who led you away.
28 For as much as you thought to go astray from God, ten times as much again he will require of you when converting.
29 For he who led you into evil, he himself will again lead you to eternal happiness with your salvation."
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