|Is 25:1 O LORD, You are my God;
I will exalt You, I will praise and give thanks to Your name;
For You have done miraculous things,
Plans formed long, long ago, [fulfilled] with perfect faithfulness.
|Is 25:2 For You have made a city into a heap [of trash],
A fortified city into a ruin;
A palace of foreigners is no longer a city,
It will never be rebuilt.
|Is 25:3 Therefore a strong people will honor You;
Cities of terrible and violent nations will fear You.
|Is 25:4 For You have been a stronghold for the helpless,
A stronghold for the poor in his distress,
A shelter from the storm, a shade from the heat;
For the breath of tyrants
Is like a rainstorm against a wall.
|Is 25:5 Like heat in a dry land, You will subdue the noise of foreigners [rejoicing over their enemies];
Like heat in the shadow of a cloud, the song of the tyrants is silenced.
|Is 25:6 ¶ On this mountain [Zion] the LORD of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all peoples [to welcome His reign on earth],
A banquet of aged wines--choice pieces [flavored] with marrow,
Of refined, aged wines.
|Is 25:7 And on this mountain He will destroy the covering that is [cast] over all peoples,
And the veil [of death] that is woven and spread over all the nations.
|Is 25:8 He will swallow up death [and abolish it] for all time.
And the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces,
And He will take away the disgrace of His people from all the earth;
For the LORD has spoken. [1 Cor 15:26, 54; 2 Tim 1:10]
|Is 25:9 It will be said in that day,
"Indeed, this is our God for whom we have waited that He would save us.
This is the LORD for whom we have waited;
Let us shout for joy and rejoice in His salvation."
|Is 25:10 For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain [Zion],
And Moab will be trampled down in his place
As straw is trampled down in the [filthy] water of a manure pile.
|Is 25:11 And Moab will spread out his hands in the middle of the filth
As a swimmer spreads out his hands to swim,
But the Lord will humiliate his pride in spite of the [skillful] movements of his hands.
|Is 25:12 The high fortifications of your walls He will bring down,
Lay low, and cast to the ground, to the dust.