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First Reading for the Advent Weekday on December 21

Zephaniah 3:14-18a

Summary: Zion is called to rejoice as the Lord has removed judgment, defeated enemies, and dwells among them as a mighty savior, rejoicing and renewing them with His love.

Zion's Joyful Celebration

Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! Sing joyfully, O Israel! Be glad and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!

The LORD has removed the judgment against you, he has turned away your enemies; the King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst, you have no further misfortune to fear.

On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem: Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged! The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior; he will rejoice over you with gladness, and renew you in his love, he will sing joyfully because of you, as one sings at festivals.

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