- In that day they shall sing this song in the land of Judea; Behold a strong city; and he shall make salvation its wall and bulwark.
- Open ye the gates, let the nation enter that keeps righteousness, and keeps truth,
- supporting truth, and keeping peace: for on thee, O Lord,
- they have trusted with confidence for ever, the great, the eternal God;
- who hast humbled and brought down them that dwell on high thou shalt cast down strong cities, and bring them to the ground.
- And the feet of the meek and lowly shall trample them.
- The way of the godly is made straight: the way of the godly is also prepared.
- For the way of the Lord is judgement: we have hoped in thy name, and on the remembrance of thee,
- which our soul longs for: my spirit seeks thee very early in the morning, O God, for thy commandments are a light on the earth: learn righteousness, ye that dwell upon the earth.
- For the ungodly one is put down: no one who will not learn righteousness on the earth, shall be able to do the truth: let the ungodly be taken away, that he see not the glory of the Lord.
- O Lord, thine arm is exalted, yet they knew it not: but when they know they shall be ashamed: jealously shall seize upon an untaught nation, and now fire shall devour the adversaries.
- O Lord our God, give us peace: for thou hast rendered to us all things.
- O Lord our God, take possession of us: O Lord, we know not any other beside thee: we name thy name.
- But the dead shall not see life, neither shall [a] physicians by any means raise them up: therefore thou hast brought wrath upon them, and slain them, and hast taken away every male of them. Bring more evils upon them, O Lord;
- bring more evils on the glorious ones of the earth.
- Lord, in affliction I remembered thee; thy chastening was to us with small affliction.
- And as a woman in travail draws nigh to be delivered, and cries out in her pain; so have we been to thy beloved.
- We have conceived, O Lord, because of thy fear, and have been in pain, and have brought forth the breath of thy salvation, which we have wrought upon the earth: we shall not fall, but all that dwell upon the land shall fall.
- The dead shall rise, and they that are in the tombs shall be raised, and they that are in the earth shall rejoice: for [b] the dew from thee is healing to them: but the land of the ungodly shall perish.
- Go, my people, enter into thy closets, shut thy door, hide thyself for a little season, until the anger of the Lord have passed away.
- For, behold, the Lord is bringing wrath from his holy place upon the dwellers on the earth: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall not cover her slain.
[a] See Job 26:5
[b] See Ps 109
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]