Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the LORD's wrath,1 until he pleads my case2 and establishes my right. He will bring me out into the light;3 I will see his righteousness.410
Then my enemy will see it and will be covered with shame,5 she who said to me, "Where is the LORD your God?"6 My eyes will see her downfall;7 even now she will be trampled8 underfoot like mire in the streets.
The day for building your walls9 will come, the day for extending your boundaries.
In that day people will come to you from Assyria10 and the cities of Egypt, even from Egypt to the Euphrates and from sea to sea and from mountain to mountain.1113
The earth will become desolate because of its inhabitants, as the result of their deeds.12
Shepherd13 your people with your staff,14 the flock of your inheritance, which lives by itself in a forest, in fertile pasturelands.a15 Let them feed in Bashan16 and Gilead17 as in days long ago.1815
"As in the days when you came out of Egypt, I will show them my wonders.19"
Nations will see and be ashamed,20 deprived of all their power. They will lay their hands on their mouths21 and their ears will become deaf.
They will lick dust22 like a snake, like creatures that crawl on the ground. They will come trembling23 out of their dens; they will turn in fear24 to the LORD our God and will be afraid of you.
Who is a God25 like you, who pardons sin26 and forgives27 the transgression of the remnant28 of his inheritance?29 You do not stay angry30 forever but delight to show mercy.3119
You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities32 into the depths of the sea.33