| 1 Woe to thee that destroyest, and thou wast not destroyed; and
dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! When thou
hast ceased to destroy, thou shalt be destroyed; and when thou hast made an
end of dealing treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee. 2 O
Jehovah, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou our arm every
morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble. 3 At the noise of the
tumult the peoples are fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations are
scattered. 4 And your spoil shall be gathered as the caterpillar
gathereth: as locusts leap shall men leap upon it. 5 Jehovah is exalted;
for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
6 And there shall be stability in thy times, abundance of salvation,
wisdom, and knowledge: the fear of Jehovah is thy treasure. 7 Behold,
their valiant ones cry without; the ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.
8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: the enemy
hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth not man.
9 The land mourneth and languisheth; Lebanon is confounded and withereth
away; Sharon is like a desert; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their
leaves. 10 Now will I arise, saith Jehovah; now will I lift up myself;
now will I be exalted. 11 Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth
stubble: your breath is a fire that shall devour you. 12 And the peoples
shall be as the burnings of lime, as thorns cut down, that are burned in the
fire. 13 Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are
near, acknowledge my might. 14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling
hath seized the godless ones: Who among us can dwell with the devouring fire?
who among us can dwell with everlasting burnings? 15 He that walketh
righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of
oppressions, that shaketh his hands from taking a bribe, that stoppeth his
ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from looking upon evil:
16 He shall dwell on high; his place of defence shall be the munitions of
rocks; his bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.
17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold a land
that reacheth afar. 18 Thy heart shall muse on the terror: Where is he
that counted, where is he that weighed the tribute? where is he that
counted the towers? 19 Thou shalt not see the fierce people, a people of a
deep speech that thou canst not comprehend, of a strange tongue that thou
canst not understand. 20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities:
thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tent that shall not be
removed, the stakes whereof shall never be plucked up, neither shall any of
the cords thereof be broken. 21 But there Jehovah will be with us in
majesty, a place of broad rivers and streams, wherein shall go no galley with
oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby. 22 For Jehovah is our
judge, Jehovah is our lawgiver, Jehovah is our king; he will save us.
23 Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not strengthen the foot of their
mast, they could not spread the sail: then was the prey of a great spoil
divided; the lame took the prey. 24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am
sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.|
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