I will exalt you in praise, I will extol your fame.2
For you have done extraordinary things,
and executed plans made long ago exactly as you decreed.3
25:2 Indeed,4 you have made the city5 into a heap of rubble,
the fortified town into a heap of ruins;
the fortress of foreigners6 is no longer a city,
it will never be rebuilt.
25:3 So a strong nation will extol you;
the towns of7 powerful nations will fear you.
25:4 For you are a protector for the poor,
a protector for the needy in their distress,
a shelter from the rainstorm,
a shade from the heat.
Though the breath of tyrants8 is like a winter rainstorm,9
25:5 like heat10 in a dry land,
you humble the boasting foreigners.11
Just as the shadow of a cloud causes the heat to subside,12
so he causes the song of tyrants to cease.13
At this banquet there will be plenty of meat and aged wine –
tender meat and choicest wine.15
25:7 On this mountain he will swallow up
the shroud that is over all the peoples,16
the woven covering that is over all the nations;17
25:8 he will swallow up death permanently.18
and remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth.
25:9 At that time they will say,20
“Look, here21 is our God!
We waited for him and he delivered us.
Here22 is the
Let’s rejoice and celebrate his deliverance!”
25:10 For the
Moab will be trampled down where it stands,24
as a heap of straw is trampled down in25 a manure pile.
25:11 Moab26 will spread out its hands in the middle of it,27
just as a swimmer spreads his hands to swim;
25:12 The fortified city (along with the very tops of your31 walls)32 he will knock down,
he will bring it down, he will throw it down to the dusty ground.33