Isaiah 26 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In that day will this song be made in the land of Judah: We have a strong town; he will make salvation our walls and towers. 1 In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; God makes salvation its walls and ramparts.
2 Let the doors be open, so that the upright nation which keeps faith may come in. 2 Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith.
3 The man whose heart is unmoved you will keep in peace, because his hope is in you. 3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
4 Let your hope be in the Lord for ever: for the Lord Jah is an unchanging Rock. 4 Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.
5 For he has made low those who are lifted up, all the people of the town of pride: he makes it low, crushing it down to the earth; he makes it low in the dust. 5 He humbles those who dwell on high, he lays the lofty city low; he levels it to the ground and casts it down to the dust.
6 It will be crushed under the feet of the poor and the steps of those who are in need. 6 Feet trample it down-- the feet of the oppressed, the footsteps of the poor.
7 The way of the good man is straight; the road of the upright is made smooth by you. 7 The path of the righteous is level; O upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth.
8 We have been waiting for you, O Lord; the desire of our soul is for the memory of your name. 8 Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.
9 In the night the desire of my soul has been for you; early will my spirit be searching for you; for when your punishments come on the earth, the people of the world will get the knowledge of righteousness. 9 My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.
10 Even if you are kind to the evil-doer, he will not go after righteousness; even in the land of the upright he will still go on in his wrongdoing, and will not see the glory of the Lord. 10 Though grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and regard not the majesty of the LORD.
11 Lord, your hand is lifted up, but they do not see: let them see ... yes, your haters will be burned up in the fire. 11 O LORD, your hand is lifted high, but they do not see it. Let them see your zeal for your people and be put to shame; let the fire reserved for your enemies consume them.
12 Lord, you will give us peace: for all our works are the outcome of your purpose. 12 LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.
13 O Lord, our God, other lords than you have had rule over us; but in you only is our salvation, and no other name will we take on our lips. 13 O LORD, our God, other lords besides you have ruled over us, but your name alone do we honor.
14 The dead will not come back to life: their spirits will not come back to earth; for this cause you have sent destruction on them, so that the memory of them is dead. 14 They are now dead, they live no more; those departed spirits do not rise. You punished them and brought them to ruin; you wiped out all memory of them.
15 You have made the nation great, O Lord, you have made it great; glory is yours: you have made wide the limits of the land. 15 You have enlarged the nation, O LORD; you have enlarged the nation. You have gained glory for yourself; you have extended all the borders of the land.
16 Lord, in trouble our eyes have been turned to you, we sent up a prayer when your punishment was on us. 16 LORD, they came to you in their distress; when you disciplined them, they could barely whisper a prayer.
17 As a woman with child, whose time is near, is troubled, crying out in her pain; so have we been before you, O Lord. 17 As a woman with child and about to give birth writhes and cries out in her pain, so were we in your presence, O LORD.
18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have given birth to wind; no salvation has come to the earth through us, and no children have come into the world. 18 We were with child, we writhed in pain, but we gave birth to wind. We have not brought salvation to the earth; we have not given birth to people of the world.
19 Your dead will come back; their dead bodies will come to life again. Those in the dust, awaking from their sleep, will send out a song; for your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the shades. 19 But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy. Your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead.
20 Come, my people, into your secret places, and let your doors be shut: keep yourself safe for a short time, till his wrath is over. 20 Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.
21 For the Lord is coming out of his place to send punishment on the people of the earth for their evil-doing: the earth will let the blood drained out on her be seen, and will keep her dead covered no longer. 21 See, the LORD is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed upon her; she will conceal her slain no longer.