1 Woe [to] the destroyer, and you who [have] not been destroyed; and betrayer, and they have not betrayed you. When you stop destroying, you shall be destroyed. When you stop betraying, they shall betray you.
2 O LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for You; be their arm in the mornings; 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 [as] the stripping locust gathers; as the running to and fro of locusts he shall run on them.
5 The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high. He has filled Zion [with] judgment and righteousness.
6 And He will be the security of your times, [and] strength of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the LORD [is] his treasure.
7 Behold, their mighty ones shall cry outside; the messengers of peace shall weep bitterly.
8 The highways lie waste, the traveler ceases. He has broken the covenant. He has despised the cities. He cared for no man.
9 The earth mourns [and] droops. Lebanon is ashamed; Sharon withers like a wilderness; Bashan and Carmel are shaken out.
10 Now I will rise, says the LORD; now I will be exalted; now I will lift up Myself.
11 You shall conceive chaff, you shall bring out stubble; your breath, [like] fire, shall devour you.
12 And the people shall be [like] the burnings of lime; [like] thorns cut up, they shall be burned in the. fire.
13 You [who are] far off, hear what I have done; and you near ones, know My might.
14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; terror has surprised profane ones. Who among us shall dwell [with] the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
15 He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly; he who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands free from holding bribes, who stops his ear from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil;
16 He shall dwell on high; his refuge [shall be] the strongholds 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 dwell on terror. Where [is] the scribe? Where [is] the one weighing? Where [is] the one counting the towers?
19 You shall not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than you can understand; of a foreign tongue that no one understands.
20 Look on Zion, the city of our holy meetings; your eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet home, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of its stakes shall ever be removed, nor shall any of its cords be broken.
21 But there the glorious LORD [will be] to us a place of broad rivers [and] streams, in which no galley with oars shall go, nor shall mighty ship pass by it.
22 For the LORD [is] our judge, the LORD [is] our lawgiver, the LORD [is] our king; He will save us.
23 Your ropes are loosened, they do not hold the base of the mast; they could not spread the sail. Then the prey of a great spoil shall be divided; the lame take the prey.
24 And an inhabitant, the people who live in it shall not say, I am sick; iniquity is taken away.