Bible: Isaiah 25:1-12
I will exalt you in praise, I will extol your fame. 2
For you have done extraordinary things,
and executed plans made long ago exactly as you decreed. 3
the fortified town into a heap of ruins;
the fortress of foreigners 6 is no longer a city,
it will never be rebuilt.
25:3 So a strong nation will extol you;
the towns of 7 powerful nations will fear you.
25:4 For you are a protector for the poor,
a protector for the needy in their distress,
a shelter from the rainstorm,
a shade from the heat.
25:5 like heat 10 in a dry land,
you humble the boasting foreigners. 11
Just as the shadow of a cloud causes the heat to subside, 12
so he causes the song of tyrants to cease. 13
At this banquet there will be plenty of meat and aged wine –
tender meat and choicest wine. 15
25:7 On this mountain he will swallow up
the shroud that is over all the peoples, 16
the woven covering that is over all the nations; 17
25:8 he will swallow up death permanently. 18
and remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth.
25:9 At that time they will say, 20
“Look, here 21 is our God!
We waited for him and he delivered us.
Here 22 is the
Let’s rejoice and celebrate his deliverance!”
25:10 For the
Moab will be trampled down where it stands, 24
as a heap of straw is trampled down in 25 a manure pile.
just as a swimmer spreads his hands to swim;
he will bring it down, he will throw it down to the dusty ground. 33