Shepherd1 your people with your staff,2 the flock of your inheritance, which lives by itself in a forest, in fertile pasturelands.a3 Let them feed in Bashan4 and Gilead5 as in days long ago.615
"As in the days when you came out of Egypt, I will show them my wonders.7"
Nations will see and be ashamed,8 deprived of all their power. They will lay their hands on their mouths9 and their ears will become deaf.
They will lick dust10 like a snake, like creatures that crawl on the ground. They will come trembling11 out of their dens; they will turn in fear12 to the LORD our God and will be afraid of you.
Who is a God13 like you, who pardons sin14 and forgives15 the transgression of the remnant16 of his inheritance?17 You do not stay angry18 forever but delight to show mercy.1919
You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities20 into the depths of the sea.2120
You will be true to Jacob, and show mercy to Abraham,22 as you pledged on oath to our fathers23 in days long ago.24