Isaiah 25

God Will Swallow Up Death Forever

1 O LORD, You are my God.
a I will exalt You,
I will praise Your name,
b For You have done wonderful things;
c Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
2 For You have made d a city a ruin,
A fortified city a ruin,
A palace of foreigners to be a city no more;
It will never be rebuilt.
3 Therefore the strong people will e glorify You;
The city of the 1 terrible nations will fear You.
4 For You have been a strength to the poor,
A strength to the needy in his distress,
f A refuge from the storm,
A shade from the heat;
For the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
5 You will reduce the noise of aliens,
As heat in a dry place;
As heat in the shadow of a cloud,
The song of the terrible ones will be 2 diminished.

6 And in g this mountain
h The LORD of hosts will make for i all people
A feast of 3 choice pieces,
A feast of 4 wines on the lees,
Of fat things full of marrow,
Of well-refined wines on the lees.
7 And He will destroy on this mountain
The surface of the covering cast over all people,
And j the veil that is spread over all nations.
8 He will k swallow up death forever,
And the Lord GOD will l wipe away tears from all faces;
The rebuke of His people
He will take away from all the earth;
For the LORD has spoken.
9 And it will be said in that day:
"Behold, this is our God;
m We have waited for Him, and He will save us.
This is the LORD;
We have waited for Him;
n We will be glad and rejoice in His salvation."
10 For on this mountain the hand of the LORD will rest,
And o Moab shall be trampled down under Him,
As straw is trampled down for the refuse heap.
11 And He will spread out His hands in their midst
As a swimmer reaches out to swim,
And He will bring down their p pride
Together with the trickery of their hands.
12 The q fortress of the high fort of your walls
He will bring down, lay low,
And bring to the ground, down to the dust.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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