Isaiah 25 TNIV

Praise to the LORD

1 LORD, you are my God;1 I will exalt you and praise your name,2 for in perfect faithfulness3 you have done wonderful things,4 things planned5 long ago.

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2 You have made the city a heap of rubble,6 the fortified7 town a ruin,8 the foreigners' stronghold9 a city no more; it will never be rebuilt.10

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3 Therefore strong peoples will honor you;11 cities of ruthless12 nations will revere you.

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4 You have been a refuge13 for the poor,14 a refuge for the needy15 in their distress, a shelter from the storm16 and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless17 is like a storm driving against a wall

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5 and like the heat of the desert. You silence18 the uproar of foreigners;19 as heat is reduced by the shadow of a cloud, so the song of the ruthless20 is stilled.

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6 On this mountain21 the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast22 of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine-- the best of meats and the finest of wines.23

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7 On this mountain he will destroy the shroud24 that enfolds all peoples,25 the sheet that covers all nations;

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8 he will swallow up death26 forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears27 from all faces; he will remove his people's disgrace28 from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.29
9 In that day30 they will say, "Surely this is our God;31 we trusted32 in him, and he saved33 us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice34 and be glad in his salvation."35

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10 The hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain;36 but Moab37 will be trampled in their land as straw is trampled down in the manure.

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11 They will stretch out their hands in it, as swimmers stretch out their hands to swim. God will bring down38 their pride39 despite the clevernessa of their hands.

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    • a 25:11 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
      12 He will bring down your high fortified walls40 and lay them low;41 he will bring them down to the ground, to the very dust.

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