- O Lord God, I will glorify thee, I will sing to thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things, even an ancient and faithful counsel. So be it.
- For thou hast made cities a heap, even cities made strong that their foundations should not fall: the city of ungodly men shall not be built for ever.
- Therefore shall the poor people bless thee, and cities of injured men shall bless thee.
- For thou hast been a helper to every lowly city, and a shelter to them that were disheartened by reason of poverty: thou shalt deliver them from wicked men: thou hast been a shelter of them that thirst, and a refreshing air to injured men.
- We were as faint-hearted men thirsting in Sion, by reason of ungodly men to whom thou didst deliver us.
- And the Lord of hosts shall make a feast for all the nations: on this mount they shall drink gladness, they shall drink wine:
- they shall anoint themselves with ointment in this mountain. Impart thou all these things to the nations; for this is God's counsel upon all the nations.
- [a] Death has prevailed and swallowed men up; but again the Lord God has taken away every tear from every face. He has taken away the reproach of his people from all the earth: for the mouth off the Lord has spoken it.
- And in that day they shall say, behold our God in whom we have trusted, and he shall save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, and we have exulted, and will rejoice in our salvation.
- God will give rest on this mountain, and the country of Moab shall be trodden down, as they tread the floor with waggons.
- And he shall spread forth his hands, even as he also brings down man to destroy him: and he shall bring low his pride in regard to the thing on which he has laid his hands.
- And he shall bring down the height of the refuge of the wall, and it shall come down even to the ground.
[a] 1 Co 15:54
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]