25 Lord, you are my God;h
I will exalt you. I will praise your name,
for you have accomplished wonders,
plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
2 For you have turned the city into a pile of rocks,i
a fortified city, into ruins;
the fortress of barbariansj is no longer a city;
it will never be rebuilt.
The cities of violent nations will fear you.
a stronghold for the needyk in his distress,
a refuge from storms and a shade from heat.l
When the breath of the violent
is like a storm against a wall,
you will subdue the uproar of barbarians.
As the shade of a cloud cools the heat of the day,
so he will silence the song of the violent.
the Lord of Armies will prepare for all the peoples a feast of choice meat,n
a feast with aged wine, prime cuts of choice meat,B fine vintage wine.
he will swallow up the burial shroud,
the shroud over all the peoples,
the sheet covering all the nations.o
8 When he has swallowed up death once and for all,p
the Lord God will wipe away the tears
from every faceq
and remove his people’s disgracer
from the whole earth,
for the Lord has spoken.
“Look, this is our God;
we have waited for him, and he has saved us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for him.
Let’s rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”s
as straw is trampled in a dung pile.
as a swimmer spreads out his arms to swim.
His pride will be brought low,
along with the trickery of his hands.u
thrown to the ground, to the dust.v
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