Hear my prayer, Lord, listen to my cry for help; do not be deaf to my weeping.
This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. … People of Zion, you will weep no more. … Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.
For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the Lord
“Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded,” declares the Lord. … I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more.
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces. … Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. … He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
In that day you will say: “I will praise you, Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me.”
Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. … A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.
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