Isaiah 25

1 O יהוה, You are my God (Elohim); I will exalt You, I will praise Your name; for You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

2 For You have made of a city a heap; of a defenced city a ruin; a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.

3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify You, the city of the awesome nations shall fear You.

4 For you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

5 You shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud; the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.

6 And in this mountain shall יהוה of hosts (YHWH Tsevaot) make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

7 And He will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.

8 He will swallow up death in victory; and Lord (Adonai) יהוה will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of His people shall He take away from off all the earth; for יהוה hath spoken it.

9 And it shall be said in that day: “Behold, this is our God (Elohim); we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is יהוה; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.”

10 For in this mountain shall the hand of יהוה rest, and Moav shall be trodden down under Him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.

11 And He shall spread forth His hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim; and He shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.

12 And the fortress of the high fort of your walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.