O LORD, You are 1my God ; I will exalt You, I will givethanks to Your name ; For You have 2workedwonders, 3Plans formed longago, with perfectfaithfulness.
For You have made a city into a 4heap, A 5fortifiedcity into a ruin ; A 6palace of strangers is a citynomore, It will never be rebuilt.
3Therefore a strongpeople will 7glorify You; 8Cities of ruthlessnations will revere You.
For You have been a 9defense for the helpless, A defense for the needy in his distress, A 10refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat ; For the breath of the 11ruthless Is like a rain storm against a wall.
Like heat in drought, You subdue the 12uproar of aliens ; Like heat by the shadow of a cloud, the song of the ruthless is asilenced.
613The LORD of hosts will prepare a blavishbanquet for 14allpeoples on thismountain ; A banquet of cagedwine, dchoice pieces with marrow, And erefined, agedwine.
And on thismountain He will swallow up the f15covering which is overallpeoples, Even the veil which is gstretchedoverallnations.
He will 16swallow up death for alltime, And the LordhGOD will 17wipetearsaway from allfaces, And He will remove the 18reproach of His people from all the earth ; For the LORD has spoken.
And it will be said in that day, "Behold, 19this is our God for whom we have 20waited that 21He might save us. This is the LORD for whom we have waited ; 22Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."
For the hand of the LORD will rest on thismountain, And 23Moab will be troddendown in his place As straw is troddendown in the water of a manurepile.
And he will 24spread out his hands in the middle of it As a swimmerspreads out his hands to swim, But the Lord will 25laylow his pridetogether with the trickery of his hands.
The 26unassailablefortifications of your walls He will bringdown, Laylow and cast to the ground, even to the dust.