1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.
1 At that time, people will sing this song in the land of Judah: "We have a strong city; God crafts victory, its walls and ramparts.
1 In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:“We have a strong city;He sets up salvation as walls and ramparts.
2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
2 Open the gatesso a righteous nation can come in—one that remains faithful.
2 Open your gates, so the righteous nation that safeguards its faith may enter.
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
3 You will keep perfectly peaceful the one whose mind remains focused on you, because he remains in you.
4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
4 "Trust in the LORD forever, for in the LORD GOD you have an everlasting rock.
4 “Trust [confidently] in the Lord forever [He is your fortress, your shield, your banner],For the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].
5 For he bringeth 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.
5 For he has made drunk the inhabitants of the height, the lofty city. He lays it low to the ground casting it down to the dust,
5 “For He has thrown down the [arrogant] ones who dwell on high, the lofty and inaccessible city;He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He hurls it to the dust.
6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.
6 Feet trample it,the feet of the humble,the steps of the poor.
6 by the feet of the oppressed who trample it, by the footsteps of the needy.
6 “The foot will trample it,Even the feet of the suffering, and the steps of the helpless.”
7 The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
7 "The path of the righteous is level; O Upright One, you make safe the way of justice.
7 The way of the righteous [those in right-standing with God—living in moral and spiritual integrity] is smooth and level;O Upright One, make a level path for the just and righteous.
8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
8 Yes, LORD, in the path of your judgments we wait; your name and your Law are the soul's desire.
8 Indeed, in the path of Your judgments, O Lord,We have waited expectantly for You;Your name, even Your memory, is the desire and deep longing of our souls.
9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
9 My soul yearns for you in the night; my spirit within me searches for you. For when your judgments come upon the earth, the world's inhabitants learn righteousness.
9 In the night my soul longs for You [O Lord],Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently;For [only] when Your judgments are experienced on the earthWill the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
10 Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
10 But if the wicked man is shown favor,he does not learn righteousness.In a righteous land he acts unjustlyand does not see the majesty of the Lord.
10 If favor is shown to the wicked, they don't learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they act perversely and do not perceive the majesty of the LORD.
10 Though the wicked is shown compassion and favor,He does not learn righteousness;In the land of uprightness he deals unjustly,And refuses to see the majesty of the Lord.
11 LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
11 Lord, Your hand is lifted up to take action,but they do not see it.They will see Your zeal for Your people,and they will be put to shame.The fire for Your adversaries will consume them!
11 "LORD, your hand is lifted up, but they do not see it. And let them see your zeal for your people and be put to shame yes, let the fire reserved for your enemies consume them!
11 Though Your hand is lifted up [to strike], O Lord, the wicked do not see it.Let them see Your zeal for Your people and be put to shame;Indeed, let the fire reserved for Your enemies consume them.
12 LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
12 Lord, You will establish peace for us,for You have also done all our work for us.
12 LORD, you will decide peace for us, for you have indeed accomplished all our achievements for us.
12 Lord, You will establish peace for us,Since You have also performed for us all that we have done.
13 O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.
13 O LORD our God, other lords besides you have ruled over us, but through you alone we acknowledge your name.
13 O Lord our God, other masters besides You have ruled over us;But through You alone we confess Your 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 their memory to perish.
14 The dead won't live, and the departed spirits won't rise to that end, you punished and destroyed them, then locked away all memory of them.
14 The [wicked] dead will not live [again], the spirits of the dead will not rise and return;Therefore You have punished and destroyed them,And You have wiped out every memory of them [every trace of them].
15 Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.
15 "But you have enlarged the nation, LORD; you have enlarged the nation. You have gained honor; you have extended all the borders of the land.
15 You have increased the nation, O Lord;You have increased the nation, You are glorified;You have extended all the borders of the land.
16 LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
16 LORD, they came to you in distress; they poured out their secret prayer when your chastenings were afflicting them.
16 O Lord, they sought You in distress;They managed only a prayerful whisperWhen Your discipline was upon them.
17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.
17 Just as a pregnant woman writhes and cries out during her labor when she is about to give birth, so were we because of you, LORD.
17 As a woman with child approaches the time to give birth,She is in pain and struggles and cries out in her labor,So we were before You, O Lord.
18 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.
18 We became pregnant, we writhed in pain;we gave birth to wind.We have won no victories on earth,and the earth’s inhabitants have not fallen.
18 We were pregnant, writhing in pain, but we gave birth only to wind. We have not won your victory on earth, nor have the inhabitants of the world been born."
19 Your (AK)dead will live;(m)Their corpses will rise.You who lie in the dust, (AL)awake and shout for joy,For your dew is as the dew of the (n)dawn,And the earth will (o)give birth to the (p)departed spirits.
19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
19 "But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. Those who live in the dust will wake up and shout for joy! For your dew is like the dew of dawn, and the earth will give birth to the dead.
20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
20 Come, my people, enter your rooms and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by.
21 For behold, the Lord is about to (AP)come out from His placeTo (AQ)punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity;And the earth will (AR)reveal her bloodshedAnd will no longer cover her slain.
21 For, behold, the LORD cometh 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.
21 For see, the LORD is coming from his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their sins; the earth will reveal the blood that has been shed on it, and will no longer conceal its slain."
21 Listen carefully, the Lord is about to come out of His [heavenly] placeTo punish the inhabitants of the earth for their wickedness [their sin, their injustice, their wrongdoing];The earth will reveal the [innocent] blood shed upon herAnd will no longer cover her slain.
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