25 Lord, you are my God;m
I will exalt you and praise your name,n
for in perfect faithfulnesso
you have done wonderful things,p
things plannedq long ago.
2 You have made the city a heap of rubble,r
the foreigners’ strongholdu a city no more;
it will never be rebuilt.v
3 Therefore strong peoples will honor you;w
cities of ruthlessx nations will revere you.
a refuge for the needya in their distress,
a shelter from the stormb
and a shade from the heat.
For the breath of the ruthlessc
is like a storm driving against a wall
as heat is reduced by the shadow of a cloud,
so the song of the ruthlessf is stilled.
6 On this mountaing the Lord Almighty will prepare
a feasth of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
the best of meats and the finest of wines.i
the sheet that covers all nations;
8 he will swallow up deathl forever.
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tearsm
from all faces;
he will remove his people’s disgracen
from all the earth.
The Lord has spoken.o
9 In that dayp they will say,
“Surely this is our God;q
This is the Lord, we trusted in him;
10 The hand of the Lord will rest on this mountain;v
but Moabw will be trampled in their land
as straw is trampled down in the manure.
as swimmers stretch out their hands to swim.
despite the clevernessa of their hands.
12 He will bring down your high fortified wallsz
and lay them low;a
he will bring them down to the ground,
to the very dust.
About The New International Version
The NIV is the world’s most read and trusted contemporary English Bible translation. It follows the principle of "dynamic equivalence" to ensure crystal clear understandable English. The NIV is the most readable English Bible ever produced.
Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 Biblica, Inc.™
Used by Permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
“New International Version” and “NIV” are registered trademarks of Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission.
The NIV® text may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic or audio), up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without the express written permission of the publisher, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.
Notice of copyright must appear on the title or copyright page as follows:
“Scripture quotations taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.”
The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™
When quotations from the NIV® text are used by a local church in non-saleable media such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, overhead transparencies, or similar materials, a complete copyright notice is not required, but the initials (NIV®) must appear at the end of each quotation.
Any commentary or other biblical reference work produced for commercial sale, that uses the NIV® text must obtain written permission for use of the NIV® text.
Permission requests for commercial use within the USA and Canada that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by The Zondervan Corporation, 5300 Patterson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49530, USA. www.Zondervan.com
Permission requests for commercial use within the UK, EU and EFTA that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH, United Kingdom. www.Hodder.co.uk
Permission requests for non-commercial use that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by Biblica US, Inc., 1820 Jet Stream Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, USA. www.Biblica.com
Any Internet addresses (websites, blogs, etc.) and telephone numbers printed in this Bible are offered as a resource. They are not intended in any way to be or imply an endorsement by Zondervan, nor does Zondervan vouch for the content of these sites and numbers for the life of the Bible.