Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke,1 the earth will wear out like a garment2 and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation3 will last forever,4 my righteousness will never fail.5
Awake, awake!12 Clothe yourself with strength,13 O arm14 of the LORD; awake, as in days gone by, as in generations of old.15 Was it not you who cut Rahab16 to pieces, who pierced that monster17 through?
that you forget30 the LORD your Maker,31 who stretched out the heavens32 and laid the foundations of the earth, that you live in constant terror33 every day because of the wrath of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction? For where is the wrath of the oppressor?34
I have put my words in your mouth40 and covered you with the shadow of my hand41-- I who set the heavens in place, who laid the foundations of the earth,42 and who say to Zion, 'You are my people.43' "