25 O Lord, You are my God.
aI will exalt You,
I will praise Your name,
bFor You have done wonderful things;
cYour counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
2 For You have made da city a ruin,
A fortified city a ruin,
A palace of foreigners to be a city no more;
It will never be rebuilt.
3 Therefore the strong people will eglorify You;
The city of the 1terrible nations will fear You.
4 For You have been a strength to the poor,
A strength to the needy in his distress,
fA refuge from the storm,
A shade from the heat;
For the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
5 You will reduce the noise of aliens,
As heat in a dry place;
As heat in the shadow of a cloud,
The song of the terrible ones will be 2diminished.
6 And in gthis mountain
hThe Lord of hosts will make for iall people
A feast of 3choice pieces,
A feast of 4wines on the lees,
Of fat things full of marrow,
Of well-refined wines on the lees.
7 And He will destroy on this mountain
The surface of the covering cast over all people,
And jthe veil that is spread over all nations.
8 He will kswallow up death forever,
And the Lord God will lwipe away tears from all faces;
The rebuke of His people
He will take away from all the earth;
For the Lord has spoken.
9 And it will be said in that day:
“Behold, this is our God;
mWe have waited for Him, and He will save us.
This is the Lord;
We have waited for Him;
nWe will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.”
10 For on this mountain the hand of the Lord will rest,
And oMoab shall be trampled down under Him,
As straw is trampled down for the refuse heap.
11 And He will spread out His hands in their midst
As a swimmer reaches out to swim,
And He will bring down their ppride
Together with the trickery of their hands.
12 The qfortress of the high fort of your walls
He will bring down, lay low,
And bring to the ground, down to the dust.
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