Isaiah 26:8-18 NIV

8 Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws,a1 we wait2 for you; your name3 and renown are the desire of our hearts.

References for Isaiah 26:8

    • a 26:8 - Or "judgments"
      9 My soul yearns for you in the night;4 in the morning my spirit longs5 for you. When your judgments6 come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.7

      References for Isaiah 26:9

      10 Though grace is shown to the wicked,8 they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil9 and regard10 not the majesty of the LORD.

      References for Isaiah 26:10

      11 O LORD, your hand is lifted high,11 but they do not see12 it. Let them see your zeal13 for your people and be put to shame;14 let the fire15 reserved for your enemies consume them.

      References for Isaiah 26:11

      12 LORD, you establish peace16 for us; all that we have accomplished you have done17 for us.

      References for Isaiah 26:12

      13 O LORD, our God, other lords18 besides you have ruled over us, but your name19 alone do we honor.20

      References for Isaiah 26:13

      14 They are now dead,21 they live no more; those departed spirits22 do not rise. You punished them and brought them to ruin;23 you wiped out all memory of them.24

      References for Isaiah 26:14

      15 You have enlarged the nation, O LORD; you have enlarged the nation.25 You have gained glory for yourself; you have extended all the borders26 of the land.

      References for Isaiah 26:15

      16 LORD, they came to you in their distress;27 when you disciplined28 them, they could barely whisper29 a prayer.b

      References for Isaiah 26:16

        • b 26:16 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
          17 As a woman with child and about to give birth30 writhes and cries out in her pain, so were we in your presence, O LORD.

          References for Isaiah 26:17

          18 We were with child, we writhed in pain, but we gave birth31 to wind. We have not brought salvation32 to the earth; we have not given birth to people of the world.33

          References for Isaiah 26:18