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.
4 You have been a refugey for the poor,z
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
5 and like the heat of the desert.
You silenced the uproar of foreigners;e
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
7 On this mountain he will destroy
the shroudj that enfolds all peoples,k
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
we trustedr in him, and he saveds us.
This is the Lord, we trusted in him;
let us rejoicet and be glad in his salvation.”u
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.
11 They will stretch out their hands in it,
as swimmers stretch out their hands to swim.
God will bring downx their pridey
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.
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