26 1In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: we have
a strong city; salvation will he appoint for walls and bulwarks.
the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth faith may enter in.
3Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind
is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee.
in Jehovah for ever; for in Jehovah, even Jehovah, is an everlasting
5For he hath brought 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
6The foot shall tread it down; even the feet of the poor, and
the steps of the needy.
7The way of the just is uprightness: thou that
art upright dost direct the path of the just.
8Yea, in the way of thy
judgments, O Jehovah, have we waited for thee; to thy name, even to thy
memorial name, is the desire of our soul.
9With my soul have I
desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee
earnestly: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the
world learn righteousness.
10Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will
he not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness will he deal
wrongfully, and will not behold the majesty of Jehovah.
hand is lifted up, yet they see not: but they shall see thy zeal for
the people, and be put to shame; yea, fire shall devour thine adversaries.
12Jehovah, thou wilt ordain peace for us; for thou hast also wrought all
our works for us.
13O Jehovah our God, other lords besides 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 remembrance of them to perish.
15Thou hast increased the nation, O
Jehovah, thou hast increased the nation; thou art glorified; thou hast
enlarged all the borders of the land.
16Jehovah, in trouble have they
visited thee; they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon
17Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her
delivery, is in pain and crieth out in her pangs; so we have been before
thee, O Jehovah.
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.
19Thy dead shall
live; my dead bodies shall arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in the dust;
for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast forth
20Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy
doors about thee: hide thyself for a little moment, until the indignation be
21For, behold, Jehovah cometh forth 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.