Isaiah 25 (English Standard Version)

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God Will Swallow Up Death Forever

1 O LORD, 1you are my God; 2I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, 3plans formed of old, faithful and sure. 2 For you have made the city 4a heap, the fortified city a ruin; the foreigners' palace is a city no more; it will never be rebuilt. 3 5Therefore strong peoples will glorify you; cities of ruthless nations will fear you. 4 6For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, 7a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; 8for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall, 5 9like heat in a dry place. You subdue the noise of the foreigners; as heat by the shade of a cloud, so the song of the ruthless is put down. 6 10On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, 11of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined. 7 And he will swallow up 12on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, 13the veil that is spread over all nations. 8 14He will swallow up death forever; and 15the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and 16the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, 17for the LORD has spoken. 9 It will be said on that day, "Behold, this is our God; 18we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him; 19let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation." 10 For the hand of the LORD will rest 20on this mountain, and 21Moab shall be trampled down in his place, as straw is trampled down in a dunghill.a 11 22And he will spread out his hands in the midst of it as a swimmer spreads his hands out to swim, but the LORD23 will lay low his pompous pride together with the skillb of his hands. 12 And the high fortifications of his walls he will bring down, lay low, and cast to the ground, to the dust.
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