Woe to you who destroy and were not destroyed,
And to him who deals unfaithfully and was not dealt with unfaithfully!
When you have finished destroying, you will be destroyed;
And when you cease to deal unfaithfully, they will deal unfaithfully with you.
O Jehovah, be gracious to us; we have awaited
arm every morning, bOur
salvation also in the time of distress.
At the noise of the tumult the peoples flee;
At the lifting up of Yourself the nations were scattered.
And your spoil will be gathered as the caterpillar gathers;
As locusts rush to and fro, men will rush to and fro upon it.
Jehovah is aexalted
, for He dwells on high;
He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
And there will be stability for your times:
A wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge;
The fear of Jehovah is his treasure.
Indeed their heroes cry in the streets;
The ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.
The highways are desolate;
The traveler ceases to travel.
He has broken the covenant; he despises the cities;
He does not regard man.
The land mourns and languishes;
Lebanon is ashamed and withers away;
Sharon is like a desert,
And Bashan and Carmel shake off their leaves.
Now I will arise, says Jehovah,
Now I will be exalted; now I will be lifted up.
You will conceive chaff; you will give birth to stubble;
Your own breath, like fire, will devour you;
And the peoples will be like the burning of lime,
Like cut down thorns that are burned in the fire.
Hear, you who are far off, what I have done;
And know, you who are near, My might.
The sinners in Zion are terrified;
Trembling has seized the profane:
Who among us can dwell with consuming fire?
Who among us can dwell with aeverlasting
He who walks in righteousness and speaks uprightness;
He who rejects gains seized by extortion;
He who shakes his hands lest they hold on to a bribe,
Who stops his ears so as not to hear of bloodshed
And shuts his eyes so as not to look at evil.
This one will dwell on the heights;
His lofty retreat will be the rocky strongholds;
His bread will be given to him; his water will be sure.
Your eyes will see the aKing
in His beauty;
They will behold a land that is very far away.
Your heart will meditate on terror:
Where is he who counts? Where is he who weighs?
Where is he who counts the towers?
You will not see a fierce people,
A people of unintelligible speech, hardly audible,
Of a stammering tongue which cannot be understood.
Look upon Zion, the acity
of our appointed feasts;
Your eyes will see Jerusalem,
A secure bhabitation
, a tent that will not be removed;
Its stakes will never be pulled up,
And none of its cords will be torn apart.
But there the Majestic, Jehovah, will be for us
A place of arivers
and broad streams,
On which no boat with oars will go
And no majestic ship will pass.
is our aJudge
Jehovah is our bLawmaker
Jehovah is our cKing
; He will save us.
Your tackle has been slackened;
It does not support its mast firmly,
Nor does it spread out the sail.
Then the prey of abundant spoil is divided;
The lame take the plunder.
And the inhabitant will not say, I am sick;
The people who dwell there will be aforgiven their iniquity.