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Psalms 38:8,34:18,51:17

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 8 I am feeble and sorely broken; I groan because of the disquiet of my heart.

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 18 The LORD is near to those who are of a broken heart and saves those who are of a contrite spirit.

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 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart,4 O God, you will not despise.

Isaiah 61:1

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 1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound [in slavery to sin];

Isaiah 57:15,66:2

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 15 For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; "I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

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 2 For all these things my hand has made, and so they have come into being," says the LORD. "But this is the man I will look on [favorably]: he who is of a humble and contrite spirit, and trembles at my word.

Proverbs 13:12,18:12,15:13

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 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick; but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.2

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 12 Before being broken, the heart of man is haughty; and before honor is humility.

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 13 A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

Psalms 69:20,147:3

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 20 Reproach has broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness. I looked for pity, but there was none, and for comforters, but I found none.

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 3 He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.

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