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The Lord Protects the Weak

25 O Yahweh, you are my Elohim.
    I will highly honor you; I will praise your name.
    You have done miraculous things.
    You have been completely reliable
        in carrying out your plans from long ago.
You have turned cities into ruins,
    fortified cities into piles of rubble,
        and foreigners’ palaces into cities that will never be rebuilt.
That is why strong people will honor you,
    and cities ruled by the world’s tyrants will fear you.
You have been a refuge for the poor,
    a refuge for the needy in their distress,
    a shelter from the rain, and shade from the heat.
    (A tyrant’s breath is like a rainstorm against a wall,
like heat in a dry land.)
    You calm the uproar of foreigners.
    The song of tyrants is silenced
        like heat that is reduced by the shadow of a cloud.

Death Will Be Swallowed Up

On this mountain Yahweh Tsebaoth will prepare for all people
    a feast with the best foods,
    a banquet with aged wines,
        with the best foods and the finest wines.
On this mountain he will remove
    the veil of grief covering all people
        and the mask covering all nations.
He will swallow up death forever.
    Adonay Yahweh will wipe away tears from every face,
    and he will remove the disgrace of his people from the whole earth.
        Yahweh has spoken.
On that day his people will say,
    “This is our Elohim; we have waited for him, and now he will save us.
    This is Yahweh; we have waited for him.
        Let us rejoice and be glad because he will save us.”

10 Yahweh’s power will be on this mountain.
    Moab will be trampled beneath him
        like straw that is trampled in a pile of manure.
11 The Moabites will stretch out their hands in the manure
    like swimmers who stretch out their hands to swim.
    The Lord will humble those arrogant people
        despite the movements of their hands.[a]
12 He will bring down Moab’s high fortified walls,
    level them, and throw them into the dust on the ground.


  1. Isaiah 25:11 Hebrew meaning of “despite the movements of their hands” uncertain.