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Isaiah 26:6-16 (New International Version)

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6 Feet trample1 it down-- the feet of the oppressed,2 the footsteps of the poor.3 7 The path of the righteous is level;4 O upright One,5 you make the way of the righteous smooth.6 8 Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws,a7 we wait8 for you; your name9 and renown are the desire of our hearts. 9 My soul yearns for you in the night;10 in the morning my spirit longs11 for you. When your judgments12 come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.13 10 Though grace is shown to the wicked,14 they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil15 and regard16 not the majesty of the LORD. 11 O LORD, your hand is lifted high,17 but they do not see18 it. Let them see your zeal19 for your people and be put to shame;20 let the fire21 reserved for your enemies consume them. 12 LORD, you establish peace22 for us; all that we have accomplished you have done23 for us. 13 O LORD, our God, other lords24 besides you have ruled over us, but your name25 alone do we honor.26 14 They are now dead,27 they live no more; those departed spirits28 do not rise. You punished them and brought them to ruin;29 you wiped out all memory of them.30 15 You have enlarged the nation, O LORD; you have enlarged the nation.31 You have gained glory for yourself; you have extended all the borders32 of the land. 16 LORD, they came to you in their distress;33 when you disciplined34 them, they could barely whisper35 a prayer.b
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