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Isaiah 25 (New International Version)

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Praise to the LORD

1 O LORD, you are my God;1 I will exalt you and praise your name,2 for in perfect faithfulness3 you have done marvelous things,4 things planned5 long ago. 2 You have made the city a heap of rubble,6 the fortified7 town a ruin,8 the foreigners' stronghold9 a city no more; it will never be rebuilt.10 3 Therefore strong peoples will honor you;11 cities of ruthless12 nations will revere you. 4 You have been a refuge13 for the poor,14 a refuge for the needy15 in his distress, a shelter from the storm16 and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless17 is like a storm driving against a wall 5 and like the heat of the desert. You silence18 the uproar of foreigners;19 as heat is reduced by the shadow of a cloud, so the song of the ruthless20 is stilled. 6 On this mountain21 the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast22 of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine-- the best of meats and the finest of wines.23 7 On this mountain he will destroy the shroud24 that enfolds all peoples,25 the sheet that covers all nations; 8 he will swallow up death26 forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears27 from all faces; he will remove the disgrace28 of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.29 9 In that day30 they will say, "Surely this is our God;31 we trusted32 in him, and he saved33 us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice34 and be glad in his salvation."35 10 The hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain;36 but Moab37 will be trampled under him as straw is trampled down in the manure. 11 They will spread out their hands in it, as a swimmer spreads out his hands to swim. God will bring down38 their pride39 despite the clevernessa of their hands. 12 He will bring down your high fortified walls40 and lay them low;41 he will bring them down to the ground, to the very dust.
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