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Isaiah 26

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26:1 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.

26:2 Let the doors be open, so that the upright nation which keeps faith may come in.

26:3 The man whose heart is unmoved you will keep in peace, because his hope is in you.

26:4 Let your hope be in the Lord for ever: for the Lord Jah is an unchanging Rock.

26:5 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.

26:6 It will be crushed under the feet of the poor and the steps of those who are in need.

26:7 The way of the good man is straight; the road of the upright is made smooth by you.

26:8 We have been waiting for you, O Lord; the desire of our soul is for the memory of your name.

26:9 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.

26:10 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.

26:11 Lord, your hand is lifted up, but they do not see: let them see ... yes, your haters will be burned up in the fire.

26:12 Lord, you will give us peace: for all our works are the outcome of your purpose.

26:13 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.

26:14 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.

26:15 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.

26:16 Lord, in trouble our eyes have been turned to you, we sent up a prayer when your punishment was on us.

26:17 As a woman with child, whose time is near, is troubled, crying out in her pain; so have we been before you, O Lord.

26:18 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.

26:19 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.

26:20 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.

26:21 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.