Isaiah 25
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Praise to the Victorious God

1LORD, you are my God;

I will exalt you and praise your name,

for you have done marvelous things,

plans made long ago in faithfulness and truth.

2For you have made the city a heap of rubble,

the fortified city into a ruin;

the foreigners’ citadela is no longer a city—

it will never be rebuilt!

3Therefore strong peoples will glorify you;

cities of ruthless nations will revere you.

4For you have been a stronghold for the poor,

a stronghold for the needy in distress,

a shelter from the storm

and a shade from the heat—

for the blistering attackb from the ruthless

is like a rainstorm beating against a wall,

5and the noise of foreigners is like the heat of the desert.

Just as you subdue heat by the shade of clouds,

so the victory songs of violent men will be stilled.

Celebration of the Righteous

6“On this mountain,c the LORD of the Heavenly Armies will prepare for all peoples

a banquet of rich food,

a banquet of well-aged wines—

rich food full of marrow,

and refined wines of the finestd vintage

7And on this mountain,e he will swallow up

the burialf shroud that enfolds all peoples,

the veil that is spread over all nations—

8he has swallowed upg death forever!

Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces,

and he will take away the disgrace of his people

from the entire earth.”

for the LORD has spoken.

9“And youh will say at that time,i

‘Look! It’s the LORD!j This is our God!

We waited for him,

and he saved us.

This is the LORD!

We waited for him,

so let us rejoice,

and we willk be glad that he has saved us.”

The Misery of Moab

10For the LORD’s powerl will rest on this mountain,m

but the Moabites will be trodden down beneath him,

just as straw is trodden down

in the slime ofn a manure pit.

11They will spread out their hands in the thick of it,

just as swimmers spread out their hands to swim,

but the LORD will bring down their pride,

together with the cleverness of their hands.

12He brings down the high fortifications of your walls

and lays them low;

he will raze themo to the ground,

right down to the dust.

a 25:2 So 1QIsaa MT; MTmss LXX read citadel of arrogant people
b 25:4 1QIsaa MT lack attack
c 25:6 i.e. Mount Zion; cf. 24:23
d 25:6 1QIsaa MT lack the finest
e 25:7 i.e. Mount Zion; cf. 24:23
f 25:7 So 1QIsaa; the Heb. lacks burial
g 25:8 So 1QIsaa MTms; MT reads And he will swallow up; cf. LXX Syr Theodotian 1Cor 15:54
h 25:9 So 1QIsaa Syriac; 4QIsac MT read he; LXX reads they
i 25:9 Lit. say on that day
j 25:9 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX lack It’s the LORD
k 25:9 So 1QIsaa; MT reads and let us
l 25:10 Lit. hand
m 25:10 i.e. Mount Zion; cf. 24:23
n 25:10 Lit. in the water of; so1QIsaa MT; MTqere reads in; LXX reads in wagons
o 25:12 Or reach; so 1QIsaa; 4QIsac MT read he casts them

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