10-16 Sing to God a brand-new song,
    sing his praises all over the world!
Let the sea and its fish give a round of applause,
    with all the far-flung islands joining in.
Let the desert and its camps raise a tune,
    calling the Kedar nomads to join in.
Let the villagers in Sela round up a choir
    and perform from the tops of the mountains.
Make God’s glory resound;
    echo his praises from coast to coast.
God steps out like he means business.
    You can see he’s primed for action.
He shouts, announcing his arrival;
    he takes charge and his enemies fall into line:

“I’ve been quiet long enough.
    I’ve held back, biting my tongue.
But now I’m letting loose, letting go,
    like a woman who’s having a baby—
Stripping the hills bare,
    withering the wildflowers,
Drying up the rivers,
    turning lakes into mudflats.
But I’ll take the hand of those who don’t know the way,
    who can’t see where they’re going.
I’ll be a personal guide to them,
    directing them through unknown country.
I’ll be right there to show them what roads to take,
    make sure they don’t fall into the ditch.
These are the things I’ll be doing for them—
    sticking with them, not leaving them for a minute.”

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Song of Praise to the Lord

10 Sing(A) to the Lord a new song,(B)
    his praise(C) from the ends of the earth,(D)
you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,(E)
    you islands,(F) and all who live in them.
11 Let the wilderness(G) and its towns raise their voices;
    let the settlements where Kedar(H) lives rejoice.
Let the people of Sela(I) sing for joy;
    let them shout from the mountaintops.(J)
12 Let them give glory(K) to the Lord
    and proclaim his praise(L) in the islands.(M)
13 The Lord will march out like a champion,(N)
    like a warrior(O) he will stir up his zeal;(P)
with a shout(Q) he will raise the battle cry
    and will triumph over his enemies.(R)

14 “For a long time I have kept silent,(S)
    I have been quiet and held myself back.(T)
But now, like a woman in childbirth,
    I cry out, I gasp and pant.(U)
15 I will lay waste(V) the mountains(W) and hills
    and dry up all their vegetation;
I will turn rivers into islands
    and dry up(X) the pools.
16 I will lead(Y) the blind(Z) by ways they have not known,
    along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light(AA) before them
    and make the rough places smooth.(AB)
These are the things I will do;
    I will not forsake(AC) them.

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10-16 Sing to God a brand-new song,
    sing his praises all over the world!
Let the sea and its fish give a round of applause,
    with all the far-flung islands joining in.
Let the desert and its camps raise a tune,
    calling the Kedar nomads to join in.
Let the villagers in Sela round up a choir
    and perform from the tops of the mountains.
Make God’s glory resound;
    echo his praises from coast to coast.
God steps out like he means business.
    You can see he’s primed for action.
He shouts, announcing his arrival;
    he takes charge and his enemies fall into line:

“I’ve been quiet long enough.
    I’ve held back, biting my tongue.
But now I’m letting loose, letting go,
    like a woman who’s having a baby—
Stripping the hills bare,
    withering the wildflowers,
Drying up the rivers,
    turning lakes into mudflats.
But I’ll take the hand of those who don’t know the way,
    who can’t see where they’re going.
I’ll be a personal guide to them,
    directing them through unknown country.
I’ll be right there to show them what roads to take,
    make sure they don’t fall into the ditch.
These are the things I’ll be doing for them—
    sticking with them, not leaving them for a minute.”

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Song of Praise to the Lord

10 Sing(A) to the Lord a new song,(B)
    his praise(C) from the ends of the earth,(D)
you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,(E)
    you islands,(F) and all who live in them.

Read full chapter

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