1 Woe to you that spoilest, and you wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with you! When you shalt cease to spoil, you shalt be spoiled; and when you shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with you.
2 O יהוה, be gracious unto us; we have waited for You; be You their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.
3 At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of Yourself the nations were scattered.
4 And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.
5 יהוה is exalted, for He dwelleth on high; He hath filled Zion (Tsiyon) with judgment and righteousness.
6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation; the fear of יהוה is his treasure.
7 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry outside, the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.
8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth. He hath broken the covenant, He hath despised the cities, He regardeth no man.
9 The earth mourneth and languisheth, Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.
10 “Now will I rise,” saith יהוה; “Now will I be exalted; now will I lift up Myself.
11 You shall conceive chaff, you shall bring forth stubble; your breath, as fire, shall devour you.
12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.
13 Hear, you that are far off, what I have done; and, you that are near, acknowledge My might.”
14 The sinners in Zion (Tsiyon) are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. “Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”
15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil:
16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.
17 Your eyes shall see the King in His beauty; they shall behold the land that is very far off.
18 Your heart shall meditate terror: “Where is the scribe? Where is the receiver? Where is he that counted the towers?”
19 You shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than you canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that you canst not understand.
20 Look upon Zion (Tsiyon), the city of our appointed feasts. Your eyes shall see Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.
21 But there the glorious יהוה will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.
22 For יהוה is our Judge, יהוה is our lawgiver, יהוה is our King; He will save us.
23 Your tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail; then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame takes the prey.
24 And the inhabitant shall not say, “I am sick”; the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.