1God's judgments against the enemies of Zion. 13The consternation of sinners, and privileges of the godly.
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1Woe to 1thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! 2when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.
2O Lord, 1be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: 2be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.
31At the noise of the tumult the people fled; 2at the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered.
4And 1your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.
51The Lord is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath 2filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
6And 1wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of asalvation: 2the fear of the Lordis his treasure.
7Behold, their avaliant ones shall cry without: 1the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.
81The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.
91The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed andahewn down: 2Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.
10Now 1will I rise, saith the Lord; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.
11Ye 1shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire, shall devour you.
12And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: 1as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.
13¶ Hear, 1ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might.
141The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised 2the hypocrites. 3Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
15He that 1walketh arighteously, and speaketh buprightly; he that despiseth the gain of coppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of dblood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
161He shall dwell on ahigh: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; 2his waters shall be sure.
17Thine eyes shall 1see the king in his beauty: they shall behold athe land that is very far off.
18Thine heart shall meditate terror. 1Where is the scribe? where is the areceiver? where is he that counted the towers?
191Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people 2of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a astammering tongue, that thou canst not understand.
201Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; 2not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.
21But 1there the glorious Lordwill be unto us a place aof broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.
22For the Lordis our 1judge, the Lordis2our alawgiver, the Lordis3our king; he will save us.
23aThy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then 1is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.
241And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.