Isaiah 26:1-11 (New International Version)

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A Song of Praise

1 In that day1 this song will be sung2 in the land of Judah: We have a strong city;3 God makes salvation its walls4 and ramparts.5 2 Open the gates6 that the righteous7 nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith. 3 You will keep in perfect peace8 him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts9 in you. 4 Trust10 in the LORD forever,11 for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock12 eternal. 5 He humbles those who dwell on high, he lays the lofty city low; he levels it to the ground13 and casts it down to the dust.14 6 Feet trample15 it down-- the feet of the oppressed,16 the footsteps of the poor.17 7 The path of the righteous is level;18 O upright One,19 you make the way of the righteous smooth.20 8 Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws,a21 we wait22 for you; your name23 and renown are the desire of our hearts. 9 My soul yearns for you in the night;24 in the morning my spirit longs25 for you. When your judgments26 come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.27 10 Though grace is shown to the wicked,28 they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil29 and regard30 not the majesty of the LORD. 11 O LORD, your hand is lifted high,31 but they do not see32 it. Let them see your zeal33 for your people and be put to shame;34 let the fire35 reserved for your enemies consume them.
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