1: Woe to you who destroy, but you weren't destroyed; and who betray, but nobody betrayed you! When you have finished destroying, you will be destroyed; and when you have made an end of betrayal, you will be betrayed. 2: Yahweh, be gracious to us. We have waited for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble. 3: At the noise of the thunder, the peoples have fled. When you lift yourself up, the nations are scattered. 4: Your spoil will be gathered as the caterpillar gathers. Men will leap on it as locusts leap. 5: Yahweh is exalted, for he dwells on high. He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness. 6: There will be stability in your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. The fear of Yahweh is your treasure. 7: Behold, their valiant ones cry outside; the ambassadors of peace weep bitterly. 8: The highways are desolate. The traveling man ceases. The covenant is broken. He has despised the cities. He doesn't respect man. 9: The land mourns and languishes. Lebanon is confounded and withers away. Sharon is like a desert, and Bashan and Carmel are stripped bare. 10: "Now I will arise," says Yahweh; "Now I will lift myself up. Now I will be exalted. 11: You will conceive chaff. You will bring forth stubble. Your breath is a fire that will devour you. 12: The peoples will be like the burning of lime, like thorns that are cut down and burned in the fire. 13: Hear, you who are far off, what I have done; and, you who are near, acknowledge my might." 14: The sinners in Zion are afraid. Trembling has seized the godless ones. Who among us can live with the devouring fire? Who among us can live with everlasting burning? 15: He who walks righteously, and speaks blamelessly; He who despises the gain of oppressions, who gestures with his hands, refusing to take a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking at evil-- 16: he will dwell on high. His place of defense will be the fortress of rocks. His bread will be supplied. His waters will be sure. 17: Your eyes will see the king in his beauty. They will see a distant land. 18: Your heart will meditate on the terror. Where is he who counted? Where is he who weighed? Where is he who counted the towers? 19: You will no longer see the fierce people, a people of a deep speech that you can't comprehend, with a strange language that you can't understand. 20: Look at Zion, the city of our appointed festivals. Your eyes will see Jerusalem, a quiet habitation, a tent that won't be removed. Its stakes will never be plucked up, nor will any of its cords be broken. 21: But there Yahweh will be with us in majesty, a place of broad rivers and streams, in which no galley with oars will go, neither will any gallant ship pass by there. 22: For Yahweh is our judge. Yahweh is our lawgiver. Yahweh is our king. He will save us. 23: Your rigging is untied. They couldn't strengthen the foot of their mast. They couldn't spread the sail. Then the prey of a great spoil was divided. The lame took the prey. 24: The inhabitant won't say, "I am sick." The people who dwell therein will be forgiven their iniquity.