Isaiah 261 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: we have a strong city; salvation will he appoint for walls and bulwarks. 2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth faith may enter in. 3 ▼ Thou wilt keep him ▼ in perfect peace, whose ▼
▼ 3mind is stayed on thee ; because he trusteth in thee. ▼
▼ 1) Or A stedfast mind thou keepest in perfect peace, because it etc 2) Heb peace, peace 3) Or imagination4 Trust ye in Jehovah for ever; for in ▼ Jehovah, even Jehovah, is an ▼ everlasting rock. ▼
▼ 1) Heb Jah 2) Or a rock of ages5 For he hath brought down them that dwell on high, the lofty city: he layeth it low, he layeth it low even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust. 6 The foot shall tread it down; even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy. 7 The way of the just is ▼ uprightness: thou that art upright dost ▼ direct the path of the just. ▼
▼ 1) Or a right way; the path of the just thou directest aright 2) Or level8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Jehovah, have we waited for thee; to thy name, even to thy memorial name , is the desire of our soul. 9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee earnestly: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. 10 Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness will he deal wrongfully, and will not behold the majesty of Jehovah. 11 Jehovah, thy hand is lifted up, yet they see not: but they shall see ▼ thy zeal for the people, and be put to shame; yea, ▼ fire shall devour thine adversaries. ▼
▼ 1) Or and be put to shame, in their envy at the people 2) Or the fire of thine adversaries shall devour them12 Jehovah, thou wilt ordain peace for us; for thou hast also wrought all our works for us. 13 O Jehovah our God, other lords besides thee have had dominion over us; but by thee only will we make mention of thy name. 14 ▼ They are dead, they shall not live; they are ▼ deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all remembrance of them to perish. ▼
▼ 1) Or The dead live not, the deceased rise not 2) Or shades ; Heb Rephaim15 Thou hast increased the nation, O Jehovah, thou hast increased the nation; thou art glorified; ▼ thou hast enlarged all the borders of the land. ▼
▼ 1) Or thou hast removed it far unto all the ends of the earth16 Jehovah, in trouble have they ▼ visited thee; they poured out a ▼ prayer when thy chastening was upon them. ▼
▼ 1) Or looked for 2) Heb whisper17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain and crieth out in her pangs; so we have been ▼ before thee, O Jehovah. ▼
▼ 1) Or at thy presence18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; ▼ neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen. ▼
▼ 1) Or neither have inhabitants of the world been born19 Thy dead shall live; my dead bodies shall arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in the dust; for thy dew is as the dew of ▼ herbs, and the earth shall cast forth ▼ the dead. ▼
▼ 1) Or light 2) Or the shades ; Heb Rephaim20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 21 For, behold, Jehovah cometh forth out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
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