Isaiah 26:16-21

16 O  Lord, ain distress they sought you;
they poured out a whispered prayer
when your discipline was upon them.
17 bLike a pregnant woman
who writhes and cries out in her pangs
when she is near to giving birth,
so were we because of you, O  Lord;
18 cwe were pregnant, we writhed,
but we have given birth to wind.
We have accomplished no deliverance in the earth,
and the inhabitants of the world have not fallen.
19 dYour dead shall live; their bodies shall rise.
You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy!
For eyour dew is a dew of light,
and the earth will give birth to the dead.
20 Come, my people, enter your chambers,
and shut your doors behind you;
hide yourselves ffor a little while
until the fury has passed by.
21 gFor behold, the  Lord is coming out from his place
to punish the inhabitants of hthe earth for their iniquity,
and the earth will disclose the blood shed on it,
and will no more cover its slain.
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