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Isaiah 26 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Song of Trust in God’s Protection

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

“We have a strong city;

He sets up walls and ramparts for [fn]security.

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

The one that [fn]remains faithful.

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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 the LORD forever,

For in [fn]GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.

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“For He has brought low those who dwell on high, the unassailable city;

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

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“The foot will trample it,

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

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The way of the righteous is smooth;

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

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Indeed, while following the way of Your judgments, LORD,

We have waited for You eagerly;

Your name, and remembering 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 diligently;

For when the earth [fn]experiences Your judgments,

The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

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Though the wicked person is shown compassion,

He does not learn righteousness;

He deals unjustly in the land of uprightness,

And does not perceive the majesty of the LORD.

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LORD, Your hand is lifted up, yet they do not see it.

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

Indeed, [fn]fire will devour Your enemies.

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LORD, You will establish peace for us,

Since You have also performed for us all our works.

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LORD, our God, other masters besides You have ruled us;

But through You alone we [fn]confess Your name.

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

Therefore You have punished and destroyed them,

And You have eliminated all remembrance of them.

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You have increased the nation, LORD,

You have increased the nation, You are glorified;

You have extended all the borders of the land.

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LORD, they sought You in distress;

They [fn]could only whisper a prayer,

Your discipline was upon them.

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As the pregnant woman approaches the time to give birth,

She writhes and cries out in her labor pains;

This is how we were before You, LORD.

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We were pregnant, we writhed in labor,

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

We could not accomplish deliverance for the earth,

Nor were inhabitants of the world [fn]born.

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Your dead will live;

[fn]Their corpses will rise.

You who lie 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 your rooms

And close your doors behind you;

Hide for a little [fn]while

Until indignation [fn]runs its course.

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For behold, the LORD is about to come out from His place

To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their wrongdoing;

And the earth will reveal her bloodshed

And will no longer cover her slain.

NASB20 Footnotes
Or salvation
Lit keeps faithfulness
Heb YAH, usually rendered LORD
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 make Your name known
Or shades
Lit sound forth a whisper
Lit fallen
As in some ancient versions; MT My
Lit lights
Lit cause to fall
Or shades
Lit moment
Lit passes over

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