26 *aIn that day bshall this song be sung in the land of Judah;
We have a strong city;
cSalvation will God appoint for walls and dbulwarks.
2 eOpen ye the gates,
eThat the righteous nation which keepeth the †truth may enter in.
3 Thou wilt keep him fin †perfect peace,
Whose ||mind is gstayed on thee:
Because hhe trusteth in thee.
4 Trust ye in the Lord ifor ever:
For in kthe Lord JEHOVAH is †everlasting strength:
5 For lhe bringeth down them that dwell on high;
lmThe lofty city, he layeth it low;
lHe layeth it low, even to the ground;
lHe 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 nuprightness:
oThou, most upright, dost pweigh the path of the just.
8 Yea, qin the way of thy judgments, O Lord, rshave we waited for thee;
The desire of sour soul is tto uthy name, and qto uthe remembrance of thee.
9 With my soul have I desired thee vin the night;
Yea, with my spirit within me will I wseek thee early:
For when xthy judgments are in the earth,
The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
10 yLet zfavour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness:
In athe land of uprightness will he deal unjustly,
And bwill not behold the majesty of the Lord.
11 Lord, when thy hand is lifted up, bThey will not see:
But they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy ||at the people;
Yea, cthe fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
12 Lord, thou wilt ordain dPeace efor us:
For fthou also hast wrought all our works ||in us.
ffOther lords beside thee have had dominion over us:
But gby thee only will we make mention of thy name.
14 They are dead, they shall not live;
They are ggdeceased, they shall not rise:
hTherefore hast thou ivisited and destroyed them,
And kmade all their memory to perish.
15 lThou hast increased the nation, O Lord,
Thou hast increased the nation: mthou art glorified:
Thou hadst nremoved it far unto all othe ends of the earth.
16 Lord, pIn trouble have they visited thee,
They poured out a †prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
17 qLike 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 rthe inhabitants of the world sfallen.
19 tThy dead men shall live,
Together with my dead body shall they arise.
tAwake and sing, tye that dwell in dust:
For uthy dew is as the dew of vherbs,
And the earth shall cast out ggthe dead.
20 Come, my people, wenter thou into thy chambers,
And shut thy doors about thee:
Hide thyself as it were xfor a little ymoment,
zUntil the indignation be overpast.
21 aFor, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place
To bpunish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity:
The earth also shall disclose her †blood,
And cshall no more cover her slain.
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