"Hear me, you who know what is right,1 you people who have my law in your hearts:2 Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults.38
For the moth will eat them up like a garment;4 the worm5 will devour them like wool. But my righteousness will last forever,6 my salvation through all generations."
Awake, awake!7 Clothe yourself with strength,8 O arm9 of the LORD; awake, as in days gone by, as in generations of old.10 Was it not you who cut Rahab11 to pieces, who pierced that monster12 through?
Was it not you who dried up the sea,13 the waters of the great deep,14 who made a road in the depths of the sea15 so that the redeemed16 might cross over?
The ransomed17 of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with singing;18 everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy19 will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.2012
"I, even I, am he who comforts21 you. Who are you that you fear22 mortal men,23 the sons of men, who are but grass,2413
that you forget25 the LORD your Maker,26 who stretched out the heavens27 and laid the foundations of the earth, that you live in constant terror28 every day because of the wrath of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction? For where is the wrath of the oppressor?2914
The cowering prisoners will soon be set free;30 they will not die in their dungeon, nor will they lack bread.3115
For I am the LORD your God, who churns up the sea32 so that its waves roar33-- the LORD Almighty34 is his name.
I have put my words in your mouth35 and covered you with the shadow of my hand36-- I who set the heavens in place, who laid the foundations of the earth,37 and who say to Zion, 'You are my people.38' "