Salvation and Judgment on That Day 25 1Yahweh, You are my God; I will exalt You. I will praise Your name, for You have accomplished wonders, plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness. 2For You have turned the city into a pile of rocks, a fortified city, into ruins; the fortress of barbarians is no longer a city; it will never be rebuilt. 3Therefore, a strong people will honor You. The cities of violent nations will fear You. 4For You have been a stronghold for the poor, a stronghold for the needy person in his distress, a refuge from the rain, a shade from the heat. When the breath of the violent is like rain against a wall, 5like heat in a dry land, You subdue the uproar of barbarians. As[M] the shade of a cloud cools the heat of the day, so He silences the song of the violent. 6The Lord of Hosts will prepare a feast for all the peoples on this mountain[N]— a feast of aged wine, choice meat,[O] finely aged wine. 7On this mountain He will destroy the burial shroud, the shroud over all the peoples, the sheet covering all the nations; 8He will destroy death forever. The Lord God will wipe away the tears from every face and remove His people’s disgrace from the whole earth, for the Lord has spoken. 9On that day it will be said, “Look, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He has saved us. This is the Lord; we have waited for Him. Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.” 10For the Lord’s power will rest on this mountain. But Moab will be trampled in his place[P] as straw is trampled in a dung pile. 11He will spread out his arms in the middle of it, as a swimmer spreads out his arms to swim. His pride will be brought low, along with the trickery of his hands. 12The high-walled fortress will be brought down, thrown to the ground, to the dust.
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