Isaiah 26 ©
A song inciting to confidence in God, for his judgments upon the adversary, and favour to his people. An exhortation to wait God's coming to judgment.
Yea, in the pway of thy judgments, O LORD, have we qwaited for thee; rthe desire of our soul is sto thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
With my soul thave I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for uwhen thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
vLet favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: win the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
LORD, when xthy hand is lifted up, they will not see: ybut they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy 5at the people; yea, zthe fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
kWe have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have lthe inhabitants of the world fallen.
mThy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
¶Come, my people, nenter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for oa little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
For, behold, the LORD pcometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: qthe earth also shall disclose her 8blood, and shall no more cover her slain.