1Hashem, Thou art Elohai; I will exalt Thee, I will praise Shimecha; for Thou hast done peleh [See Isaiah 9:5(6)]; Thy etzot (plans) of old are emunah omen (perfect faithfulness). 2For Thou hast made an Ir a heap; a fortified city, a ruin; the stronghold of the zarim (foreigners) to be rebuilt never more. 3Therefore even the am oz (strong people) shall glorify Thee, the city of the ruthless Goyim shall fear Thee. 4For Thou hast been a ma'oz (refuge) to the poor, a ma'oz to the evyon in his tzoros, a makheseh (shelter, cover) from the zerem (shower, storm, downpour), a tzel (shade) from the chorev (heat), when the ruach of the ruthless ones is like a zerem (shower, storm, downpour) against a wall. 5Thou shalt silence the tumult of zarim, as the chorev (heat) in a dry place; even the chorev by the tzel (shadow) of a cloud; the zemir (battle song) of the ruthless ones shall be brought low. 6And in Har Hazeh [i.e., Mt Tziyon] shall Hashem Tzva'os make unto kol HaAmim a fat mishteh (feast), a mishteh (feast) of finest, aged wines, of finest meats, of the best wines of finest vintage. 7And He will destroy in Har Hazeh the pnei hallot (the face of the covering, the [death] shroud) cast over all people, and the masseikhah (overspreading veil) over Kol HaGoyim. 8He will swallow up HaMavet (death) lanetzach (forever); and Adonoi Hashem will wipe away tears from off kol panim; and the kherpah (shame, disgrace) of His people shall He take away from off kol ha'aretz; for Hashem hath spoken it. 9And it shall be said in Yom HaHu, Hinei, this is Eloheinu; we have waited for Him, and He will save us; this is Hashem; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and have simcha in His Yeshuah (Salvation). 10For in Har Hazeh [i.e., Mt Tziyon] shall the Yad Hashem rest, and Moav shall be trodden down under Him, even as straw is trodden down in dung. 11And He shall spread forth His hands in the midst of them, just as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim; and He shall bring down their ga'avah (pride) together with the arvot (cleverness) of their hands. 12And the fortification of thy high chomot (walls) shall He bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the aphar (dust).
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