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Isaiah 25:1-11 (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.
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