25 Lord, you are my God. I ·honor [exalt] you and praise ·you [L your name], because you have done ·amazing [wonderful] things. ·You have done what you planned long ago [Your plans were made long ago]; ·you have always done what you said you would do [they are faithful and trustworthy]; 2 You have made the city a ·pile of rocks [L heap] ·and have destroyed her walls [L the fortified city into a ruin]. The ·city our enemies built with strong walls [or foreigners’ fortress] is gone; it will never be built again. 3 People from powerful nations will ·honor [glorify] you; ·cruel people from strong cities [L cities of cruel/ruthless people] will fear you. 4 You ·protect [L are a refuge/stronghold to] the poor; you protect the ·helpless [needy] when they are in ·danger [distress]. You are like a shelter from storms, like shade that protects them from the heat. The ·cruel people attack [L breath of the cruel/ruthless] like a rainstorm beating against the wall, 5 like the ·heat [or drought] in the desert. But you, God, ·stop their violent attack [L subdue/silence the uproar of foreigners]. As the shadow from a cloud cools a hot day, you silence the songs of ·those who have no mercy [the ruthless].
God’s Banquet for His Servants
6 The Lord ·All-Powerful [Almighty; of Heaven’s Armies; T of hosts] will prepare a feast on this mountain [C Mount Zion; 24:23] for all people. It will be a feast with all the best food and wine, the ·finest [tenderest; full of marrow] meat and ·wine [well-aged/filtered wines]. 7 On this mountain God will ·destroy [swallow] the ·veil [shroud; covering] that covers all nations, the ·veil [sheet] that stretches over all peoples [C death]; 8 he will ·destroy [swallow up] death forever [1 Cor. 15:54]. The Lord God will wipe away every tear from every face [Rev. 7:17; 21:4]. He will take away the ·shame [disgrace] of his people from the earth. The Lord has spoken.
9 ·At that time [L In that day] people will say, “·Our God is doing this [L Look/T Behold, this is our God]! We have waited for him, and he has come to save us. This is the Lord. We waited for him, ·so we will [let us] rejoice and ·be happy [be glad; celebrate] ·when he saves us [L in his salvation].” 10 The ·Lord will protect Jerusalem [L hand of the Lord will rest on this mountain], ·but he will crush our enemy Moab [L Moab will be trampled under him] like straw that is trampled down in the manure. 11 They [L He; C Moab] will spread their arms in it like a person who is swimming. But God will bring down their pride, ·and all the clever things they have made will mean nothing [L together with the trickery of their hands]. 12 He will ·destroy [bring down] ·Moab’s [L your] high, fortified walls, ·leveling them to the ground [laying them low]. He will throw them down to the ground, even to the dust.
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