10Sing to the LORD a 1newsong, Sing His praise from the 2end of the earth! 3You who godown to the sea, and 4all that is in it. You 5islands, and those who dwell on them.
Let the 6wilderness and its citieslift up their voices, The settlements where 7Kedarinhabits. Let the inhabitants of 8Selasingaloud, Let them shout for joy from the tops of the 9mountains.
Let them 10giveglory to the LORD And declare His praise in the 11coastlands.
1312The LORD will goforth like a warrior, He will arouse His 13zeal like a man of war. He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a warcry. He will 14prevailagainst His enemies.
"15I have keptsilent for a longtime, I have keptstill and restrained Myself. Now like a woman in labor I will groan, I will bothgasp and pant.
"I will 16laywaste the mountains and hills And witherall their vegetation; I will 17make the rivers into coastlands And dry up the ponds.
"I will 18lead the blind by a way they do not know, In paths they do not know I will guide them. I will 19makedarkness into lightbefore them And 20ruggedplaces into plains. These are the things I will do, And I will 21not leave them undone."
They will be turnedback and be 22utterlyput to shame, Who trust in aidols, Who say to moltenimages, "You are our gods."
1823Hear, you deaf! And look, you blind, that you may see.
19Who is blind but My 24servant, Or so deaf as My 25messenger whom I send? Who is so blind as he that is b26at peace with Me, Or so blind as the servant of the LORD?
2027You have seenmanythings, but you do not observe them; Your ears are open, but nonehears.
The LORD was pleased for His righteousness'sake To make the law28great and glorious.
But this is a peopleplundered and despoiled; All of them are 29trapped in ccaves, Or are 30hidden away in prisons; They have become a prey with none to deliver them, And a spoil, with none to say, "Give them back!"
23Who among you will giveear to this? Who will giveheed and listenhereafter?
24WhogaveJacob up for spoil, and Israel to plunderers? Was it not the LORD, against whom we have sinned, And in whose ways they 31were not willing to walk, And whose law they did not 32obey?
So He poured out on him the heat of His anger And the 33fierceness of battle; And it set him aflameallaround, Yet he did not recognize it; And it burned him, but he d34paidnoattention .