Song of Praise for God's Favor
1 O LORD, You are my R872 God;
I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name;
For You have worked R873 wonders,
Plans R874 formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
2 For You have made a city into a heap, R875
A fortified R876 city into a ruin;
A palace R877 of strangers is a city no more,
It will never be rebuilt.
3 Therefore a strong people will glorify R878 You;
Cities R879 of ruthless nations will revere You.
4 For You have been a defense R880 for the helpless,
A defense for the needy in his distress,
A refuge R881 from the storm, a shade from the heat;
For the breath of the ruthless R882
Is like a rain storm against a wall.
5 Like heat in drought, You subdue the uproar R883 of aliens;
Like heat by the shadow of a cloud, the song of the ruthless is silenced. F321
6 The R884 LORD of hosts will prepare a lavish F322 banquet for all R885 peoples on this mountain;
A banquet of aged F323 wine, choice F324 pieces with marrow,
And refined, F325 aged wine.
7 And on this mountain He will swallow up the covering R886 F326 which is over all peoples,
Even the veil which is stretched F327 over all nations.
8 He will swallow R887 up death for all time,
And the Lord GOD F328 will wipe R888 tears away from all faces,
And He will remove the reproach R889 of His people from all the earth;
For the LORD has spoken.
9 And it will be said in that day,
"Behold, this R890 is our God for whom we have waited R891 that He R892 might save us.
This is the LORD for whom we have waited;
Let R893 us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."
10 For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain,
And Moab R894 will be trodden down in his place
As straw is trodden down in the water of a manure pile.
11 And he will spread R895 out his hands in the middle of it
As a swimmer spreads out his hands to swim,
But the Lord will lay R896 low his pride together with the trickery of his hands.
12 The unassailable R897 fortifications of your walls He will bring down,
Lay low and cast to the ground, even to the dust.
F321: Lit humbled
F322: Lit feast of fat things; i.e. abundance
F323: Lit wine on the lees
F324: Lit fat pieces
F325: Lit wine refined on the lees
F326: Lit face of the covering
F327: Lit woven
F328: Hebrew YHWH, usually rendered L\ORD/
R872: Exodus 15:2; Psalms 118:28; Isaiah 7:13; 49:4,5; 61:10
R873: Psalms 40:5; 98:1
R874: Ephesians 1:11
R875: Isaiah 17:1; 26:5; 27:10; 32:19
R876: Isaiah 17:3; 25:12
R877: Isaiah 13:22; 32:14; 34:13
R878: Isaiah 24:15
R879: Isaiah 13:11
R880: Isaiah 14:32; 17:10; 27:5; 33:16
R881: Isaiah 4:6; 32:2
R882: Isaiah 29:5,20; 49:25
R883: Jeremiah 51:54-56
R884: Isaiah 1:19
R885: Isaiah 2:2-4; 56:7
R886: 2 Corinthians 3:15,16; Ephesians 4:18
R887: Hosea 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:54
R888: Isaiah 30:19; 35:10; 51:11; 65:19; Revelation 7:17; 21:4
R889: Psalms 69:9; 89:50,51; Isaiah 51:7; 54:4; Matthew 5:11; 1 Peter 4:14
R890: Isaiah 35:2; 40:9; 52:10
R891: Isaiah 8:17; 30:18; 33:2
R892: Isaiah 33:22; 35:4; 49:25,26; 60:16
R893: Psalms 20:5; Isaiah 35:1,2,10; 65:18; 66:10
R894: Isaiah 16:14; Jeremiah 48:1-47; Ezekiel 25:8-11; Amos 2:1-3; Zephaniah 2:9
R895: Isaiah 5:25; 14:26
R896: Job 1:40:11; Isaiah 2:10-12,15-17; 16:6,14
R897: Isaiah 15:1; 25:2; 26:5