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Isaiah 26 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Yahweh Will Establish Peace

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In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:

“We have a strong city;

He sets up walls and ramparts for salvation.

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“Open the gates, that the righteous nation may enter,

The one that keeps faithfulness.

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“The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace

Because he trusts in You.

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“Trust in Yahweh forever,

For in Yah—Yahweh Himselfwe have an everlasting Rock.

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“For He has laid low those who settle on high, the [fn]exalted city;

He brings it low, He brings it low to the ground, He casts it to the dust.

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“The foot will trample it,

The feet of the afflicted, the steps of the poor.”

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The way of the righteous is upright;

O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.

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Indeed, while following the way of Your judgments, O Yahweh,

We have hoped for You eagerly;

Your name—the memory of You—is the desire of our souls.

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At night [fn]my soul longs for You,

Indeed, [fn]my spirit within me seeks You earnestly;

For when the earth [fn]experiences Your judgments,

The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

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Though the wicked is shown favor,

He does not learn righteousness;

He deals unjustly in the land of uprightness,

And does not perceive the majesty of Yahweh.

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O Yahweh, Your hand is raised up high, yet they do not behold it.

[fn]They behold Your zeal for the people and are put to shame;

Indeed, [fn]fire will devour Your adversaries.

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Yahweh, You will establish peace for us,

Since You have also performed for us all our works.

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O Yahweh our God, other masters besides You have ruled us;

But through You alone we bring Your name to remembrance.

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The dead will not live; the [fn]departed spirits will not rise;

Therefore You have visited and destroyed them,

And You have made all remembrance of them perish.

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You have increased the nation, O Yahweh;

You have increased the nation, You are glorified;

You have extended all the borders of the land.

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O Yahweh, they visited You in distress;

They [fn]could only whisper a prayer;

Your chastening was upon them.

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As the [fn]woman with child draws near to the time to give birth,

She writhes and cries out in her pangs of labor,

Thus were we before You, O Yahweh.

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We were [fn]with child, we writhed in labor;

We gave birth, as it seems, only to wind.

We could not accomplish salvation for the earth,

And the inhabitants of the world [fn]were not born.

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Your dead will live;

[fn]Their corpses will rise.

You who dwell in the dust, awake and shout for joy,

For your dew is as the dew of the [fn]dawn,

And the earth will [fn]give birth to the [fn]departed spirits.

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Come, my people, enter into your rooms

And close your doors behind you;

Hide for a little [fn]while

Until indignation passes by.

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For behold, Yahweh is about to come out from His place

To visit the iniquity of the inhabitants of the earth;

And the earth will reveal her bloodshed

And will no longer cover those of hers who were killed.

LSB Footnotes
Or unassailable
Lit with my soul I long
Lit with my spirit...I seek
Lit has
Or Let them see...and be
Or let the fire for Your adversaries devour them
Or shades
Lit sound forth a whisper
Or pregnant woman
Or pregnant
Lit had never fallen
As in some ancient versions; Heb My
Lit lights
Lit cause to fall
Or shades
Lit moment

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