11In that daythissong will be sung in the land of Judah: "We have a 2strongcity; He sets up walls and ramparts for a3security.
2"Open the 4gates, that the 5righteousnation may enter, The one that bremainsfaithful.
"The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect6peace, Because he trusts in You.
"7Trust in the LORDforever, For in cGOD the LORD, we have an everlasting8Rock.
"For He has broughtlow those who dwell on high, the 9unassailablecity; 10He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He casts it to the dust.
"11The foot will trample it, The feet of the 12afflicted, the steps of the helpless."
The 13way of the righteous is smooth; O UprightOne, 14make the path of the righteouslevel.
8Indeed, while following the way of 15Your judgments, O LORD, We have waited for You eagerly; 16Your name, even Your 17memory, is the desire of our souls.
918At nightdmy soullongs for You, Indeed, emy spiritwithin me 19seeks You diligently; For when the earthfexperiences Your judgments The inhabitants of the world20learnrighteousness.
Though the wicked is shownfavor, He does not 21learnrighteousness; He 22dealsunjustly in the land of uprightness, And does not perceive the majesty of the LORD.
O LORD, Your hand is lifted up yet they 23do not see it. gThey see24Your zeal for the people and are put to shame; Indeed, h25fire will devour Your enemies.
12LORD, You will establish26peace for us, Since You have alsoperformed for us all our works.
O LORD our God, 27other mastersbesides You have ruled us; But through You alone we i28confess Your name.
1429The dead will not live, the jdepartedspirits will not rise; Therefore You have 30punished and destroyed them, And You have wiped out allremembrance of them.
1531You have increased the nation, O LORD, You have increased the nation, You are glorified; You have 32extendedall the borders of the land.
O LORD, they sought You 33in distress; They kcould only whisper a prayer, Your chastening was upon them.
1734As the pregnantwomanapproaches the time to givebirth, She writhes and cries out in her laborpains, Thus were we before You, O LORD.
We were pregnant, we writhed in labor, We 35gavebirth, as it seems, only to wind. We could not accomplishdeliverance for the earth, Nor were 36inhabitants of the worldlborn.
Your 37dead will live; mTheir corpses will rise. You who lie in the dust, 38awake and shout for joy, For your dew is as the dew of the ndawn, And the earth will ogivebirth to the pdepartedspirits.
20Come, my people, 39enter into your rooms And close your doorsbehind you; Hide for a littleq40whileUntil41indignationrruns its course.
For behold, the LORD is about to 42come out from His place To 43punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; And the earth will 44reveal her bloodshed And will nolongercover her slain.