God Will Swallow Up Death Forever
1O Lord, #Ex. 15:2 you are my God;
# [Ps. 107:32] I will exalt you; I will praise your name,
for you have done wonderful things,
# [2 Kgs. 19:25] plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
2For you have made the city #[ch. 17:1; Jer. 51:37]a heap,
the fortified city a ruin;
the foreigners’ palace is a city no more;
it will never be rebuilt.
3 # [ch. 18:7] Therefore strong peoples will glorify you;
cities of ruthless nations will fear you.
4 # Nah. 1:7 For you have been a stronghold to the poor,
a stronghold to the needy in his distress,
# ch. 4:6 a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat;
# [2 Chr. 32:18] for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall,
5 # [ch. 32:2] like heat in a dry place.
You subdue the noise of the foreigners;
as heat by the shade of a cloud,
so the song of the ruthless is put down.
6 # ch. 2:2, 3; 11:9; 24:23 On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,
# [Ps. 63:5] of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
7And he will swallow up #[See ver. 6 above] on this mountain
the covering that is cast over all peoples,
# [2 Cor. 3:15] the veil that is spread over all nations.
8 # Cited 1 Cor. 15:54; [Hos. 13:14] He will swallow up death forever;
and #Rev. 7:17; [ch. 30:19] the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces,
and #[ch. 37:4] the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,
# See ch. 1:20 for the Lord has spoken.
9It will be said on that day,
“Behold, this is our God; #ch. 26:8; [Gen. 49:18; Ps. 27:14] we have waited for him, that he might save us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for him;
# Ps. 9:14 let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”
10For the hand of the Lord will rest #[See ver. 6 above] on this mountain,
and #See ch. 15:1Moab shall be trampled down in his place,
as straw is trampled down in a dunghill.#25:10 The Hebrew words for dunghill and for the Moabite town Madmen (Jeremiah 48:2) sound alike
11 # [ch. 16:12] And he will spread out his hands in the midst of it
as a swimmer spreads his hands out to swim,
but the Lord #[ch. 16:14]will lay low his pompous pride together with the skill#25:11 Or in spite of the skill of his hands.
12And the high fortifications of his walls he will bring down,
lay low, and cast to the ground, to the dust.
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