1 In that day this song shall be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; He sets up salvation [as our] walls and banks.
2 Open the gates, and the righteous nation shall enter in, keeping faithfulness.
3 You will keep [him] in perfect peace, whose mind [is] stayed on You; because he trusts in You.
4 Trust in the LORD forever; for in the LORD JEHOVAH [is] everlasting strength.
5 For He brings down those who dwell on high; He lays low the lofty city; He lays it low, even to the ground; He brings it to the dust.
6 The foot shall trample it, the feet of the poor [and] the steps of the needy.
7 The way of the just [is] uprightness; O Upright One, weigh the path of the just.
8 Yea, [in] the way of Your judgments, O LORD, we awaited You; for Your name and for Your memory [is] the desire of [our] soul.
9 [With] my soul I desired You in the night; yea, [with] my spirit within me I will seek You early; for when Your judgments [are] in the earth, the people 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 unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
11 LORD, Your hand is lifted up, they will not see; but they shall see and be ashamed for [their] envy toward Your people. Yes, the fire of Your enemies shall devour them.
12 LORD, You will ordain peace for us; for You also have worked all our works in us.
13 O Jehovah our God, lords besides You have had the rule over us; [but] by You only will we make mention of Your name.
14 Dead ones do not live; departed spirits do not rise. Therefore You have visited and destroyed them, and made all memory of them to perish.
15 You have increased the nation, O LORD, You have increased the nation; You are glorified; You have extended all the ends of the land.
16 LORD, in trouble they have visited You; they poured out a prayer; Your chastening [was] on them.
17 As a woman with child draws near to bear, she is in pain [and] cries out in her pangs; so have we been in Your sight, O LORD.
18 We conceived; we have been in pain, we gave birth [to] wind. We have not brought about any salvation in the earth; nor have the people of the world fallen.
19 Your dead ones shall live, [together with] my dead body they shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in the dust; for your dew [is as] the dew of lights, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
20 Come, my people, enter into your rooms and shut your doors around you; hide for a little moment, until the fury has passed by.
21 For behold, the LORD comes out of His place to punish the people of the earth for their iniquity; the earth also shall reveal her blood, and shall no more cover her dead.