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Isaiah 26 (WEBP)

[1] In that day, this song will be sung in the land of Judah: “We have a strong city. God appoints salvation for walls and bulwarks.
[2] Open the gates, that the righteous nation may enter: the one which keeps faith.
[3] You will keep whoever’s mind is steadfast in perfect peace, because he trusts in you.
[4] Trust in Yahweh forever; for in Yah, Yahweh, is an everlasting Rock.
[5] For he has brought down those who dwell on high, the lofty city. He lays it low. He lays it low even to the ground. He brings it even to the dust.
[6] The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor and the steps of the needy.”
[7] The way of the just is uprightness. You who are upright make the path of the righteous level.
[8] Yes, in the way of your judgments, Yahweh, we have waited for you. Your name and your renown are the desire of our soul.
[9] With my soul I have desired you in the night. Yes, with my spirit within me I will seek you earnestly; for when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
[10] Let favor be shown to the wicked, yet he will not learn righteousness. In the land of uprightness he will deal wrongfully, and will not see Yahweh’s majesty.
[11] Yahweh, your hand is lifted up, yet they don’t see; but they will see your zeal for the people and be disappointed. Yes, fire will consume your adversaries.
[12] Yahweh, you will ordain peace for us, for you have also done all our work for us.
[13] Yahweh our God, other lords besides you have had dominion over us, but we will only acknowledge your name.
[14] The dead shall not live. The departed spirits shall not rise. Therefore you have visited and destroyed them, and caused all memory of them to perish.
[15] You have increased the nation, O Yahweh. You have increased the nation! You are glorified! You have enlarged all the borders of the land.
[16] Yahweh, in trouble they have visited you. They poured out a prayer when your chastening was on them.
[17] Just as a woman with child, who draws near the time of her delivery, is in pain and cries out in her pangs, so we have been before you, Yahweh.
[18] We have been with child. We have been in pain. We gave birth, it seems, only to wind. We have not worked any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
[19] Your dead shall live. Their dead bodies shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in the dust; for your dew is like the dew of herbs, and the earth will cast out the departed spirits.
[20] Come, my people, enter into your rooms, and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourself for a little moment, until the indignation is past.
[21] For, behold, Yahweh comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth also will disclose her blood, and will no longer cover her slain.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Isaiah 26 (KJVS)

[1] In that day H3117 shall this song H7892 be sung H7891 (8714) in the land H776 of Judah H3063; We have a strong H5797 city H5892; salvation H3444 will [God] appoint H7896 (8799) [for] walls H2346 and bulwarks H2426.
[2] Open H6605 (8798) ye the gates H8179, that the righteous H6662 nation H1471 which keepeth H8104 (8802) the truth H529 may enter in H935 (8799).
[3] Thou wilt keep H5341 (8799) [him] in perfect H7965 peace H7965, [whose] mind H3336 [is] stayed H5564 (8803) [on thee]: because he trusteth H982 (8803) in thee.
[4] Trust H982 (8798) ye in the LORD H3068 for ever H5703: for in the LORD H3050 JEHOVAH H3068 [is] everlasting H5769 strength H6697:
[5] For he bringeth down H7817 (8689) them that dwell H3427 (8802) on high H4791; the lofty H7682 (8737) city H7151, he layeth it low H8213 (8686); he layeth it low H8213 (8686), [even] to the ground H776; he bringeth H5060 (8686) it [even] to the dust H6083.
[6] The foot H7272 shall tread it down H7429 (8799), [even] the feet H7272 of the poor H6041, [and] the steps H6471 of the needy H1800.
[7] The way H734 of the just H6662 [is] uprightness H4339: thou, most upright H3477, dost weigh H6424 (8762) the path H4570 of the just H6662.
[8] Yea, in the way H734 of thy judgments H4941, O LORD H3068, have we waited H6960 (8765) for thee; the desire H8378 of [our] soul H5315 [is] to thy name H8034, and to the remembrance H2143 of thee.
[9] With my soul H5315 have I desired H183 (8765) thee in the night H3915; yea, with my spirit H7307 within H7130 me will I seek thee early H7836 (8762): for when thy judgments H4941 [are] in the earth H776, the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of the world H8398 will learn H3925 (8804) righteousness H6664.
[10] Let favour be shewed H2603 (8717) to the wicked H7563, [yet] will he not H1077 learn H3925 (8804) righteousness H6664: in the land H776 of uprightness H5229 will he deal unjustly H5765 (8762), and will not H1077 behold H7200 (8799) the majesty H1348 of the LORD H3068.
[11] LORD H3068, [when] thy hand H3027 is lifted up H7311 (8804), they will not see H2372 (8799): [but] they shall see H2372 (8799), and be ashamed H954 (8799) for [their] envy H7068 at the people H5971; yea, the fire H784 of thine enemies H6862 shall devour H398 (8799) them.
[12] LORD H3068, thou wilt ordain H8239 (8799) peace H7965 for us: for thou also hast wrought H6466 (8804) all our works H4639 in us.
[13] O LORD H3068 our God H430, [other] lords H113 beside H2108 thee have had dominion H1166 (8804) over us: [but] by thee only will we make mention H2142 (8686) of thy name H8034.
[14] [They are] dead H4191 (8801), they shall not live H2421 (8799); [they are] deceased H7496, they shall not rise H6965 (8799): therefore hast thou visited H6485 (8804) and destroyed H8045 (8686) them, and made all their memory H2143 to perish H6 (8762).
[15] Thou hast increased H3254 (8804) the nation H1471, O LORD H3068, thou hast increased H3254 (8804) the nation H1471: thou art glorified H3513 (8738): thou hadst removed [it] far H7368 (8765) [unto] all the ends H7099 of the earth H776.
[16] LORD H3068, in trouble H6862 have they visited H6485 (8804) thee, they poured out H6694 (8804) a prayer H3908 [when] thy chastening H4148 [was] upon them.
[17] Like H3644 as a woman with child H2030, [that] draweth near H7126 (8686) the time of her delivery H3205 (8800), is in pain H2342 (8799), [and] crieth out H2199 (8799) in her pangs H2256; so have we been in thy sight H6440, O LORD H3068.
[18] We have been with child H2029 (8804), we have been in pain H2342 (8804), we have as it were H3644 brought forth H3205 (8804) wind H7307; we have not wrought H6213 (8799) any deliverance H3444 in the earth H776; neither H1077 have the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of the world H8398 fallen H5307 (8799).
[19] Thy dead H4191 (8801) [men] shall live H2421 (8799), [together with] my dead body H5038 shall they arise H6965 (8799). Awake H6974 (8685) and sing H7442 (8761), ye that dwell H7931 (8802) in dust H6083: for thy dew H2919 [is as] the dew H2919 of herbs H219, and the earth H776 shall cast out H5307 (8686) the dead H7496.
[20] Come H3212 (8798), my people H5971, enter H935 (8798) thou into thy chambers H2315, and shut H5462 (8798) thy doors H1817 about thee: hide H2247 (8798) thyself as it were for a little H4592 moment H7281, until the indignation H2195 be overpast H5674 (8799).
[21] For, behold, the LORD H3068 cometh out H3318 (8802) of his place H4725 to punish H6485 (8800) the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of the earth H776 for their iniquity H5771: the earth H776 also shall disclose H1540 (8765) her blood H1818, and shall no more cover H3680 (8762) her slain H2026 (8803).

Young’s Literal Translation

Isaiah 26 (YLT)

[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.
[2] Open ye the gates, that enter may a righteous nation, Preserving stedfastness.
[3] An imagination supported Thou fortifiest peace-peace! For in Thee it is confident.
[4] Trust ye in Jehovah for ever, For in Jah Jehovah is a rock of ages,
[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,
[6] Tread it down doth a foot, Feet of the poor-steps of the weak.
[7] The path for the righteous is uprightness, O upright One, The path of the righteous Thou dost ponder.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[12] O Jehovah, Thou appointest peace to us, For, all our works also Thou hast wrought for us.
[13] O Jehovah our God, lords have ruled us besides Thee, Only, by Thee we make mention of Thy name.
[14] Dead-they live not, Rephaim, they rise not, Therefore Thou hast inspected and dost destroy them, Yea, thou destroyest all their memory.
[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.
[16] O Jehovah, in distress they missed Thee, They have poured out a whisper, Thy chastisement is on them.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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!’