Praise to God
1O Lord, You are my God.
⚓I will exalt You,
I will praise Your name,
⚓For You have done wonderful things;
⚓Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
2For You have made ⚓a city a ruin,
A fortified city a ruin,
A palace of foreigners to be a city no more;
It will never be rebuilt.
3Therefore the strong people will ⚓glorify You;
The city of the terrible nations will fear You.
4For You have been a strength to the poor,
A strength to the needy in his distress,
⚓A refuge from the storm,
A shade from the heat;
For the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
5You will reduce the noise of aliens,
As heat in a dry place;
As heat in the shadow of a cloud,
The song of the terrible ones will be diminished.
6And in ⚓this mountain
⚓The Lord of hosts will make for ⚓all people
A feast of choice pieces,
A feast of wines on the lees,
Of fat things full of marrow,
Of well-refined wines on the lees.
7And He will destroy on this mountain
The surface of the covering cast over all people,
And ⚓the veil that is spread over all nations.
8He will ⚓swallow up death forever,
And the Lord God will ⚓wipe away tears from all faces;
The rebuke of His people
He will take away from all the earth;
For the Lord has spoken.
9And it will be said in that day:
“Behold, this is our God;
⚓We have waited for Him, and He will save us.
This is the Lord;
We have waited for Him;
⚓We will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.”
10For on this mountain the hand of the Lord will rest,
And ⚓Moab shall be trampled down under Him,
As straw is trampled down for the refuse heap.
11And He will spread out His hands in their midst
As a swimmer reaches out to swim,
And He will bring down their ⚓pride
Together with the trickery of their hands.
12The ⚓fortress of the high fort of your walls
He will bring down, lay low,
And bring to the ground, down to the dust.