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.
2Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation
which keepeth the truth may enter in.
wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
4Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
5For 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.
6The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the
7The way of the just is uprightness:
thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
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
9With 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.
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.
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.
thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
13O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make
mention of thy name.
14They 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.
15Thou 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.
16LORD, in trouble have they visited thee,
they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
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.
18We 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.
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.
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.
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.