"Listen to me, you that know what is right, who have my teaching fixed in your hearts. Do not be afraid when people taunt and insult you;
they will vanish like moth-eaten clothing! But the deliverance I bring will last forever; my victory will endure for all time."
Wake up, Lord, and help us! Use your power and save us; use it as you did in ancient times. It was you that cut the sea monster Rahab to pieces.
It was you also who dried up the sea and made a path through the water, so that those you were saving could cross.
Those whom you have rescued will reach Jerusalem with gladness, singing and shouting for joy. They will be happy forever, forever free from sorrow and grief.
The Lord says, "I am the one who strengthens you. Why should you fear mortals, who are no more enduring than grass?
Have you forgotten the Lord who made you, who stretched out the heavens and laid the earth's foundations? Why should you live in constant fear of the fury of those who oppress you, of those who are ready to destroy you? Their fury can no longer touch you.
Those who are prisoners will soon be set free; they will live a long life and have all the food they need.
"I am the Lord your God; I stir up the sea and make its waves roar. My name is the Lord Almighty!
I stretched out the heavens and laid the earth's foundations; I say to Jerusalem, "You are my people! I have given you my teaching, and I protect you with my hand.' "
Jerusalem, wake up! 1 Rouse yourself and get up! You have drunk the cup of punishment that the Lord in his anger gave you to drink; you drank it down, and it made you stagger.