1Let all the nations give praise to the Lord: let all the people give him praise.
2For great is his mercy to us, and his faith is unchanging for ever. Praise be to the Lord.
1O Lord, you are my God; I will give praise to you, I will give honour to your name; for you have done great acts of power; your purposes in the past have been made true and certain in effect.
2For you have made a town a waste place: a strong town a mass of broken walls; the tower of the men of pride has come to an end; it will never be put up again.
3For this cause will the strong people give glory to you, the town of the cruel ones will be in fear of you.
4For you have been a strong place for the poor and the crushed in their trouble, a safe place from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the wrath of the cruel ones is like a winter storm.
5As heat by the shade of a cloud, the noise of the men of pride has been made quiet by you; as heat by the shade of a cloud, the song of the cruel ones has been stopped.
6And in this mountain will the Lord of armies make for all peoples a feast of good things, a feast of wines long stored, of good things sweet to the taste, of wines long kept and tested.
7And in this mountain he will put an end to the shade covering the face of all peoples, and the veil which is stretched over all nations.
8He has put an end to death for ever; and the Lord God will take away all weeping; and he will put an end to the shame of his people in all the earth: for the Lord has said it.
9And in that day it will be said, See, this is our God; we have been waiting for him, and he will be our saviour: this is the Lord in whom is our hope; we will be glad and have delight in his salvation.
10For in this mountain will the hand of the Lord come to rest, and Moab will be crushed down in his place, even as the dry stems of the grain are crushed under foot in the waste place.
11And if he puts out his hands, like a man stretching out his hands in swimming, the Lord will make low his pride, however expert his designs.
12And the strong tower of your walls has been broken by him, made low, and crushed even to the dust.
1In that day will this song be made in the land of Judah: We have a strong town; he will make salvation our walls and towers.
2Let the doors be open, so that the upright nation which keeps faith may come in.
3The man whose heart is unmoved you will keep in peace, because his hope is in you.
4Let your hope be in the Lord for ever: for the Lord Jah is an unchanging Rock.
5For he has made low those who are lifted up, all the people of the town of pride: he makes it low, crushing it down to the earth; he makes it low in the dust.
6It will be crushed under the feet of the poor and the steps of those who are in need.
7The way of the good man is straight; the road of the upright is made smooth by you.
8We have been waiting for you, O Lord; the desire of our soul is for the memory of your name.
9In the night the desire of my soul has been for you; early will my spirit be searching for you; for when your punishments come on the earth, the people of the world will get the knowledge of righteousness.
10Even if you are kind to the evil-doer, he will not go after righteousness; even in the land of the upright he will still go on in his wrongdoing, and will not see the glory of the Lord.
11Lord, your hand is lifted up, but they do not see: let them see … yes, your haters will be burned up in the fire.
12Lord, you will give us peace: for all our works are the outcome of your purpose.
13O Lord, our God, other lords than you have had rule over us; but in you only is our salvation, and no other name will we take on our lips.
14The dead will not come back to life: their spirits will not come back to earth; for this cause you have sent destruction on them, so that the memory of them is dead.
15You have made the nation great, O Lord, you have made it great; glory is yours: you have made wide the limits of the land.
16Lord, in trouble our eyes have been turned to you, we sent up a prayer when your punishment was on us.
17As a woman with child, whose time is near, is troubled, crying out in her pain; so have we been before you, O Lord.
18We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have given birth to wind; no salvation has come to the earth through us, and no children have come into the world.
19Your dead will come back; their dead bodies will come to life again. Those in the dust, awaking from their sleep, will send out a song; for your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the shades.
20Come, my people, into your secret places, and let your doors be shut: keep yourself safe for a short time, till his wrath is over.
21For the Lord is coming out of his place to send punishment on the people of the earth for their evil-doing: the earth will let the blood drained out on her be seen, and will keep her dead covered no longer.
2 Thessalonians 1
1Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3It is right for us to give praise to God at all times for you, brothers, because of the great increase of your faith, and the wealth of your love for one another;
4So that we ourselves take pride in you in the churches of God for your untroubled mind and your faith in all the troubles and sorrows which you are going through;
5Which is a clear sign of the decision which God in his righteousness has made; to give you a part in his kingdom, for which you have undergone this pain;
6For it is an act of righteousness on God’s part to give trouble as their reward to those who are troubling you,
7And to you who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus comes from heaven with the angels of his power in flames of fire,
8To give punishment to those who have no knowledge of God, and to those who do not give ear to the good news of our Lord Jesus:
9Whose reward will be eternal destruction from the face of the Lord and from the glory of his strength,
10At his coming, when he will have glory in his saints, and will be a cause of wonder in all those who had faith (because our witness among you had effect) in that day.
11For this reason, you are ever in our prayers, that you may seem to our God such as may have a part in his purpose and that by his power he will make all his good purpose, and the work of faith, complete;
12So that glory may be given to the name of our Lord Jesus through you, and you may have glory in him, by the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.