Isaiah 26:6-16 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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6 The foot tramples it, the feet of the poor, the steps of the needy." 6 Feet trample it down-- the feet of the oppressed, the footsteps of the poor.
7 The way of the righteous is level; thou dost make smooth the path of the righteous. 7 The path of the righteous is level; O upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth.
8 In the path of thy judgments, O LORD, we wait for thee; thy memorial name is the desire of our soul. 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 My soul yearns for thee in the night, my spirit within me earnestly seeks thee. For when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn 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 If favor is shown to the wicked, he does not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness he deals perversely and does not see the majesty 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 O LORD, thy hand is lifted up, but they see it not. Let them see thy zeal for thy people, and be ashamed. Let the fire for thy adversaries consume them. 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 O LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us, thou hast wrought for us all our works. 12 LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.
13 O LORD our God, other lords besides thee have ruled over us, but thy name alone we acknowledge. 13 O LORD, our God, other lords besides you have ruled over us, but your name alone do we honor.
14 They are dead, they will not live; they are shades, they will not arise; to that end thou hast visited them with destruction and wiped out all remembrance of them. 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 But thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation; thou art glorified; thou hast enlarged all the borders 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 O LORD, in distress they sought thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them. 16 LORD, they came to you in their distress; when you disciplined them, they could barely whisper a prayer.