1 O LORD, thou
art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou
hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness
2 For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a
ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be
3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of
the terrible nations shall fear thee.
4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the
needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from
the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm
against the wall.
5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat
in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the
branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all
people 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.
7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering
cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.
8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will
wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people
shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath
9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we
have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD;
we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and
Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden
down for the dunghill.
11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them,
as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he
shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their
12 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring
down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.
1 In that day shall
this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city;
salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.
2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth
the truth may enter in.
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed
on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is
5 For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city,
he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth
it even to the dust.
6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and
the steps of the needy.
7 The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost
weigh the path of the just.
8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for
thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance
9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my
spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments
are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
10 Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn
righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly,
and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
11 LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but
they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people;
yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
12 LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought
all our works in us.
13 O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion
over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.
14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they
shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them,
and made all their memory to perish.
15 Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased
the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto
all the ends of the earth.
16 LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out
a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of
her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have
we been in thy sight, O LORD.
18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as
it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance
in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall
they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew
is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy
doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment,
until the indignation be overpast.
21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the
inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also
shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
1 In that day the
LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan
the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and
he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.
3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest
any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
4 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against
me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.
5 Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace
with me; and he shall make peace with me.
6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel
shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.
7 Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or
is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain
8 In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with
it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and
this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all
the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder,
the groves and images shall not stand up.
10 Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation
forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed,
and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.
11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken
off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people
of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have
mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.
12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall
beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt,
and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel.
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet
shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish
in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt,
and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.