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26 On that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:
We have a strong city.
Salvation is established as walls and ramparts. i
so a righteous nation can come in—
one that remains faithful.
in perfect peace, j
for it is trusting in You.
an inaccessible city. l
He brings it down; He brings it down to the ground;
He throws it to the dust.
the feet of the humble,
the steps of the poor.
7 The path of the righteous is level; m
You clear a straight path for the righteous.
in the path of Your judgments.
Our desire is for Your name and renown. n
9 I long for You in the night; o
yes, my spirit within me diligently seeks You,
for when Your judgments are in the land,
the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
he does not learn righteousness.
In a righteous land he acts unjustly
and does not see the majesty of the Lord.
but they do not see it.
They will see Your zeal for Your people,
and they will be put to shame.
The fire for Your adversaries will consume them!
for You have also done all our work for us.
but we remember Your name alone. p
departed spirits do not rise up.
Indeed, You have visited and destroyed them;
You have wiped out all memory of them. q
15 You have added to the nation, Lord. r
You have added to the nation; You are honored.
You have expanded all the borders of the land. s
16 Lord, they went to You in their distress; t
they poured out whispered prayers
because Your discipline fell on them. u
writhes and cries out in her pains, v
so we were before You, Lord.
we gave birth to wind.
We have won no victories on earth,
and the earth’s inhabitants have not fallen.
Awake and sing, you who dwell in the dust!
For you will be covered with the morning dew, y
and the earth will bring out the departed spirits.
and close your doors behind you.
Hide for a little while until the wrath has passed. z
21 For look, the Lord is coming from His place a
to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. b
The earth will reveal the blood shed on it
and will no longer conceal her slain.
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