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, q
a fortified city, into ruins;
the fortress of barbarians r is no longer a city;
it will never be rebuilt.
The cities of violent nations will * fear You.
a stronghold for the needy s person in his distress,
a refuge from the rain, a shade from the heat. t
When the breath of the violent
is like rain against a wall,
You subdue the uproar of barbarians.
As u the shade of a cloud cools the heat of the day,
so He silences the song of the violent.
a feast of aged wine, choice meat, y finely aged wine.
He will destroy the burial shroud,
the shroud over all the peoples,
the sheet covering all the nations; z
8 He will destroy death forever. a
The Lord God will wipe away the tears
from every face b
and remove His people’s disgrace c
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 us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.” d
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. g
thrown to the ground, to the dust. h
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