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1 aIn that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:
“We have a bstrong city;
The one that 1remains faithful.
3 “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect apeace,
Because he trusts in You.
4 “aTrust in the Lord forever,
5 “For He has brought low those who dwell on high, the aunassailable city;
bHe lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He casts it to the dust.
6 “aThe foot will trample it,
The feet of the bafflicted, the steps of the helpless.”
7 The away of the righteous is smooth;
O Upright One, bmake the path of the righteous level.
8 Indeed, while following the way of aYour judgments, O Lord,
We have waited for You eagerly;
For when the earth 3experiences Your judgments
The inhabitants of the world clearn righteousness.
He does not alearn righteousness;
He bdeals unjustly in the land of uprightness,
And does not perceive the majesty of the Lord.
11 O Lord, Your hand is lifted up yet they ado not see it.
12 Lord, You will establish apeace for us,
Since You have also performed for us all our works.
13 O Lord our God, aother masters besides You have ruled us;
Therefore You have bpunished and destroyed them,
And You have wiped out all remembrance of them.
15 aYou have increased the nation, O Lord,
You have increased the nation, You are glorified;
You have bextended all the borders of the land.
16 O Lord, they sought You ain distress;
They 1could only whisper a prayer,
Your chastening was upon them.
17 aAs the pregnant woman approaches the time to give birth,
She writhes and cries out in her labor pains,
Thus were we before You, O Lord.
We agave birth, as it seems, only to wind.
We could not accomplish deliverance for the earth,
19 Your adead will live;
1Their corpses will rise.
You who lie in the dust, bawake and shout for joy,
For your dew is as the dew of the 2dawn,
20 Come, my people, aenter into your rooms
And close your doors behind you;
21 For behold, the Lord is about to acome out from His place
To bpunish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity;
And the earth will creveal her bloodshed
And will no longer cover her slain.
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