Chapter 25

Song of Praise for God’s Favor

1 O Lord, You are amy God;

I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name;

For You have bworked wonders,

cPlans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.

2 For You have made a city into a aheap,

A bfortified city into a ruin;

A cpalace of strangers is a city no more,

It will never be rebuilt.

3 Therefore a strong people will aglorify You;

bCities of ruthless nations will revere You.

4 For You have been a adefense for the helpless,

A defense for the needy in his distress,

A brefuge from the storm, a shade from the heat;

For the breath of the cruthless

Is like a rain storm against a wall.

5 Like heat in drought, You subdue the auproar of aliens;

Like heat by the shadow of a cloud, the song of the ruthless is 1silenced.

6 aThe Lord of hosts will prepare a 1lavish banquet for ball peoples on this mountain;

A banquet of 2aged wine, 3choice pieces with marrow,

And 4refined, aged wine.

7 And on this mountain He will swallow up the 1acovering which is over all peoples,

Even the veil which is 2stretched over all nations.

8 He will aswallow up death for all time,

And the Lord 1God will bwipe tears away from all faces,

And He will remove the creproach of His people from all the earth;

For the Lord has spoken.

9 And it will be said in that day,

“Behold, athis is our God for whom we have bwaited that cHe might save us.

This is the Lord for whom we have waited;

dLet us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.”

10 For the hand of the Lord will rest on this mountain,

And aMoab will be trodden down in his place

As straw is trodden down in the water of a manure pile.

11 And he will aspread out his hands in the middle of it

As a swimmer spreads out his hands to swim,

But the Lord will blay low his pride together with the trickery of his hands.

12 The aunassailable fortifications of your walls He will bring down,

Lay low and cast to the ground, even to the dust.


About New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

The New American Standard Bible, long considered a favorite study Bible by serious students of the Scriptures, has been completely revised and updated in this new 1995 translation. Preserving the Lockman Foundation's standard of creating a literal translation of the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic manuscripts, the 1995 NASB provides a literal translation that is very readable. Formalized language and outdated words and phrases have been replaced with their contemporary counterparts. In short, the 1995 NASB is a Bible translation that is very conducive to word-by-word study and is also able to be read (and understood) by the whole family.


New American Standard Bible
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved. http://www.lockman.org

NAS Cross References and Translator's Notes
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved. http://www.lockman.org

NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
Copyright © 1981, 1998 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

The "NASB," "NAS," "New American Standard Bible," and "New American Standard" trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by The Lockman Foundation. Use of these trademarks requires the permission of The Lockman Foundation.


The text of the New American Standard Bible® may be quoted and/or reprinted up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without express written permission of The Lockman Foundation, providing that the verses do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for more than 25% of the total work in which they are quoted.

Notice of Copyright must appear on the title or copyright page of the work as follows:

"Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE, © Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995. Used by permission."

When quotations from the NASB® text are used in not-for-sale media, such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, transparencies or similar media, the abbreviation (NASB) may be used at the end of the quotation.

This permission to quote is limited to material which is wholly manufactured in compliance with the provisions of the copyright laws of the United States of America and all applicable international conventions and treaties.

Quotations and/or reprints in excess of the above limitations, or other permission requests, must be directed to and approved in writing by The Lockman Foundation, PO Box 2279, La Habra, CA 90632-2279, (714) 879-3055. http://www.lockman.org

Support Info


Table of Contents