The land is patient, the land is kind.
It does not envy,
It does not boast,
It is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
The land does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects,
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