25:1Jehovah, thou art my God: I will exalt thee; I will celebrate thy name, for thou hast done wonderful things; counsels of old which are faithfulness and truth.
25:2For thou hast made of the city a heap, of the fortified town a ruin, the palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built up.
25:3Therefore shall the mighty people glorify thee, the city of terrible nations shall fear thee.
25:4For thou hast been a fortress to the poor, a fortress for the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat: for the blast of the terrible ones has been as the storm against a wall.
25:5Thou hast subdued the tumult of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; as the heat, by the shadow of a cloud, so the song of the terrible ones is brought low.
25:6And in this mountain will Jehovah of hosts make unto all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
25:7And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the veil which veileth all the peoples, and the covering that is spread over all the nations.
25:8He will swallow up death in victory. And the Lord Jehovah will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the reproach of his people will he take away from off all the earth: for Jehovah hath spoken.
25:9And it shall be said in that day, Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is Jehovah, we have waited for him; we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
25:10For in this mountain shall the hand of Jehovah rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him, as straw is trodden down in the dunghill;
25:11and he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth them forth to swim; and he shall bring down their pride together with the plots of their hands.
25:12And the fortress of the high defences of thy walls will he bring down, lay low, bring to the ground, into the dust.
26:1In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; salvation doth he appoint for walls and bulwarks.
26:2Open ye the gates, and the righteous nation which keepeth faithfulness shall enter in.
26:3Thou wilt keep in perfect peace the mind stayed on thee, for he confideth in thee.
26:4Confide ye in Jehovah for ever; for in Jah, Jehovah, is the rock of ages.
26:5For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low, he layeth it low to the ground, he bringeth it even to the dust.
26:6The foot shall tread it down, -- the feet of the afflicted, the steps of the poor.
26:7The way of the just is uprightness: thou, the Upright, dost make the path of the just even.
26:8Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Jehovah, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to thy memorial.
26:9With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
26:10If favour be shewn to the wicked, he doth not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness he dealeth unjustly, and beholdeth not the majesty of Jehovah.
26:11Jehovah, thy hand is lifted up, but they do not see: yet they shall see thy jealousy for the people, and be ashamed; yea, the fire which is for thine adversaries shall devour them.
26:12Jehovah, thou wilt ordain peace for us; for thou also hast wrought all our works for us.
26:13Jehovah our God, other lords than thee have had dominion over us; by thee only will we make mention of thy name.
26:14They are dead, they shall not live; deceased, they shall not rise: for thou hast visited and destroyed them, and made all memory of them to perish.
26:15Thou hast increased the nation, Jehovah, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified. Thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.
26:16Jehovah, in trouble they sought thee; they poured out their whispered prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
26:17As a woman with child, that draweth near her delivery, is in travail, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been before thee, Jehovah.
26:18We have been with child, we have been in travail, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought the deliverance of the land, neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
26:20Come, my people, enter into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee; hide thyself just for a little moment, until the indignation be past.
26:21For behold, Jehovah cometh out of his place to visit the iniquity of the inhabitants of the earth upon them; and the earth shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
27:3I Jehovah keep it, I will water it every moment; lest any harm it, I will keep it night and day.
27:4Fury is not in me. Oh that I had briars and thorns in battle against me! I would march against them, I would burn them together.
27:5Or let him take hold of my strength; let him make peace with me: yea, let him make peace with me.
27:6In the future Jacob shall take root; Israel shall blossom and bud, and they shall fill the face of the world with fruit.
27:7Hath he smitten him according to the smiting of those that smote him? Is he slain according to the slaughter of those slain by him?
27:8In measure, when sending her away, didst thou contend with her: he hath taken her away with his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
27:9By this, therefore, shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit of the taking away of his sin: when he shall make all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are crumbled in pieces, -- the Asherahs and the sun-images shall not stand.
27:10For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation abandoned and forsaken like a wilderness; there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume its boughs.
27:11When its branches are withered they shall be broken off; women shall come and set them on fire. For it is a people of no intelligence; therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he who formed them will shew them no favour.
27:12And it shall come to pass in that day, that Jehovah shall beat out from the flood of the river unto the torrent of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, ye children of Israel.
27:13And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown; and they shall come that were perishing in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and they shall worship Jehovah in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.