We have a strong city;
2 eOpen ye the gates,
Because hhe trusteth in thee.
4 Trust ye in the Lord ifor ever:
5 For lhe bringeth down them that dwell on high;
lHe layeth it low, even to the ground;
lHe bringeth it even to the dust.
Even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.
7 The way of the just is nuprightness:
9 With my soul have I desired thee vin the night;
Yea, with my spirit within me will I wseek thee early:
For when xthy judgments are in the earth,
The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
In athe land of uprightness will he deal unjustly,
And bwill not behold the majesty of the Lord.
11 Lord, when thy hand is lifted up, bThey will not see:
But they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy ||at the people;
Yea, cthe fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
ffOther lords beside thee have had dominion over us:
But gby thee only will we make mention of thy name.
They are ggdeceased, they shall not rise:
And kmade all their memory to perish.
15 lThou hast increased the nation, O Lord,
Thou hast increased the nation: mthou art glorified:
16 Lord, pIn trouble have they visited thee,
They poured out a †prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
17 qLike as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery,
Is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs;
So have we been in thy sight, O Lord.
We have as it were brought forth wind;
We have not wrought any deliverance in the earth;
19 tThy dead men shall live,
Together with my dead body shall they arise.
And the earth shall cast out ggthe dead.
20 Come, my people, wenter thou into thy chambers,
And shut thy doors about thee:
zUntil the indignation be overpast.
21 aFor, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place
To bpunish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity:
The earth also shall disclose her †blood,
And cshall no more cover her slain.
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