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 Isaiah 26
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Song of Trust in God's Protection

1 In R898 that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: "We have a strong R899 city; He sets up walls and ramparts for security. R900 F329

2 "Open the gates, R901 that the righteous R902 nation may enter,

The one that remains F330 faithful.

3 "The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, R903

Because he trusts in You.

4 "Trust R904 in the LORD forever,

For in GOD F331 the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock. R905

5 "For He has brought low those who dwell on high, the unassailable R906 city;

He R907 lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He casts it to the dust.

6 "The R908 foot will trample it,

The feet of the afflicted, R909 the steps of the helpless."

7 The way R910 of the righteous is smooth;

O Upright One, make R911 the path of the righteous level.

8 Indeed, while following the way of Your R912 judgments, O LORD,

We have waited for You eagerly;

Your R913 name, even Your memory, R914 is the desire of our souls.

9 At R915 night my F332 soul longs for You,

Indeed, my F333 spirit within me seeks R916 You diligently;

For when the earth experiences F334 Your judgments

The inhabitants of the world learn R917 righteousness.

10 Though the wicked is shown favor,

He does not learn R918 righteousness;

He deals R919 unjustly in the land of uprightness,

And does not perceive the majesty of the LORD.

11 O LORD, Your hand is lifted up yet they do R920 not see it.

They F335 see Your R921 zeal for the people and are put to shame;

Indeed, fire R922 F336 will devour Your enemies.

12 LORD, You will establish peace R923 for us,

Since You have also performed for us all our works.

13 O LORD our God, other R924 masters besides You have ruled us;

But through You alone we confess R925 F337 Your name.

14 The R926 dead will not live, the departed F338 spirits will not rise;

Therefore You have punished R927 and destroyed them,

And You have wiped out all remembrance of them.

15 You R928 have increased the nation, O LORD,

You have increased the nation, You are glorified;

You have extended R929 all the borders of the land.

16 O LORD, they sought You in R930 distress;

They could F339 only whisper a prayer,

Your chastening was upon them.

17 As R931 the pregnant woman approaches the time to give birth,

She writhes and cries out in her labor pains,

Thus were we before You, O LORD.

18 We were pregnant, we writhed in labor,

We gave R932 birth, as it seems, only to wind.

We could not accomplish deliverance for the earth,

Nor were inhabitants R933 of the world born. F340

19 Your dead R934 will live;

Their F341 corpses will rise.

You who lie in the dust, awake R935 and shout for joy,

For your dew is as the dew of the dawn, F342

And the earth will give F343 birth to the departed F344 spirits.

20 Come, my people, enter R936 into your rooms

And close your doors behind you;

Hide for a little while R937 F345

Until indignation R938 runs F346 its course.

21 For behold, the LORD is about to come R939 out from His place

To punish R940 the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity;

And the earth will reveal R941 her bloodshed

And will no longer cover her slain.

F329: Or salvation
F330: Lit keeps faithfulness
F331: Hebrew Y\AH,/ usually rendered L\ORD/
F332: Lit with my soul I long
F333: Lit with my spirit...I seek
F334: Lit has
F335: Or Let them see...and be
F336: Or let the fire for Your adversaries devour them
F337: Or cause to be remembered
F338: Or shades
F339: Lit sound forth a whisper
F340: Lit fallen
F341: So with some ancient versions; Hebrew My
F342: Lit lights
F343: Lit cause to fall
F344: Or shades
F345: Lit moment
F346: Lit passes over

R898: Isaiah 4:2; 12:1
R899: Isaiah 14:31; 31:5,9; 33:5,6,20-24
R900: Isaiah 60:18
R901: Isaiah 60:11,18; 62:10
R902: Isaiah 45:25; 54:14,17; 58:8; 60:21; 61:3; 62:1,2
R903: Isaiah 26:12; 27:5; 57:19; 66:12
R904: Isaiah 12:2; 50:10; 51:5
R905: Isaiah 17:10; 30:29; 44:8
R906: Isaiah 25:12
R907: Job 1:40:11-13
R908: Isaiah 28:3
R909: Isaiah 3:14,15; 11:4; 29:19
R910: Isaiah 57:2
R911: Psalms 25:4,5; 27:11; Isaiah 42:16; 52:12
R912: Isaiah 51:4; 56:1
R913: Isaiah 12:4; 24:15; 25:1; 26:13
R914: Exodus 3:15
R915: Psalms 63:5,6; 77:2; 119:62; Isaiah 50:10; Luke 6:12
R916: Psalms 63:1; 78:34; Matthew 6:33
R917: Isaiah 55:6; Hosea 5:15
R918: Isaiah 22:12,13; 32:6,7
R919: Hosea 11:7; John 5:37,38
R920: Isaiah 44:9,18
R921: Isaiah 9:7; 37:32; 59:17
R922: Isaiah 5:24; 9:18,19; 10:17; 66:15,24; Hebrews 10:27
R923: Isaiah 26:3
R924: Isaiah 2:8; 10:11
R925: Isaiah 63:7
R926: Deuteronomy 4:28; Psalms 135:17; Isaiah 8:19; Habakkuk 2:19
R927: Isaiah 10:3
R928: Isaiah 9:3
R929: Isaiah 33:17; 54:2,3
R930: Isaiah 37:3; Hosea 5:15
R931: Isaiah 13:8; 21:3; John 16:21
R932: Isaiah 33:11; 59:4
R933: Psalms 17:14
R934: Isaiah 25:8; Ezekiel 37:1-14; Daniel 12:2; Hosea 13:14
R935: Ephesians 5:14
R936: Exodus 12:22,23; Psalms 91:1,4
R937: Psalms 30:5; Isaiah 54:7,8; 2 Corinthians 4:17
R938: Isaiah 10:5,25; 13:5; 34:2; 66:14
R939: Micah 1:3; Jude 1:14
R940: Isaiah 13:11; 30:12-14; 65:6,7
R941: Job 1:16:18; Luke 11:50


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