Young's Literal Translation

Isaiah 26

A song inciting to confidence in God,

Isaiah 26:1 In that day sung is this song in the land of Judah: 'We have a strong city, Salvation He doth make walls and bulwark. Isaiah 26:2 Open ye the gates, that enter may a righteous nation, Preserving stedfastness. Isaiah 26:3 An imagination supported Thou fortifiest peace—peace! For in Thee it is confident. Isaiah 26:4 Trust ye in Jehovah for ever, For in Jah Jehovah [is] a rock of ages,

for his judgments,

Isaiah 26:5 For He bowed down the dwellers on high, A city set on high He maketh low, He maketh it low unto the earth, He causeth it to come unto the dust, Isaiah 26:6 Tread it down doth a foot, Feet of the poor—steps of the weak. Isaiah 26:7 The path for the righteous [is] uprightness, O upright One, The path of the righteous Thou dost ponder. Isaiah 26:8 Also, [in] the path of Thy judgments, O Jehovah, we have waited [for] Thee, To Thy name and to Thy remembrance [Is] the desire of the soul. Isaiah 26:9 [With] my soul I desired Thee in the night, Also, [with] my spirit within me I seek Thee earnestly, For when Thy judgments [are] on the earth, The inhabitants of the world have learned righteousness. Isaiah 26:10 The wicked findeth favour, He hath not learned righteousness, In a land of straightforwardness he dealeth perversely, And seeth not the excellency of Jehovah. Isaiah 26:11 O Jehovah, high [is] Thy hand—they see not, They see the zeal of the people, and are ashamed, Also, the fire—Thine adversaries, consumeth them.

and for favour to his people.

Isaiah 26:12 O Jehovah, Thou appointest peace to us, For, all our works also Thou hast wrought for us. Isaiah 26:13 O Jehovah our God, lords have ruled us besides Thee, Only, by Thee we make mention of Thy name. Isaiah 26:14 Dead—they live not, Rephaim, they rise not, Therefore Thou hast inspected and dost destroy them, Yea, thou destroyest all their memory. Isaiah 26:15 Thou hast added to the nation, O Jehovah, Thou hast added to the nation, Thou hast been honoured, Thou hast put far off all the ends of earth. Isaiah 26:16 O Jehovah, in distress they missed Thee, They have poured out a whisper, Thy chastisement [is] on them. Isaiah 26:17 When a pregnant woman cometh near to the birth, She is pained—she crieth in her pangs, So we have been from Thy face, O Jehovah. Isaiah 26:18 We have conceived, we have been pained. We have brought forth as it were wind, Salvation we do not work in the earth, Nor do the inhabitants of the world fall. Isaiah 26:19 'Thy dead live—My dead body they rise. Awake and sing, ye dwellers in the dust, For the dew of herbs [is] thy dew, And the land of Rephaim thou causest to fall.

An exhortation to wait on God.

Isaiah 26:20 Come, My people, enter into thy inner chambers, And shut thy doors behind thee, Hide thyself shortly a moment till the indignation pass over. Isaiah 26:21 For, lo, Jehovah is coming out of His place, To charge the iniquity of the inhabitant of the earth upon him, And revealed hath the earth her blood, Nor doth she cover any more her slain!'

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