Isaiah 26:8-19 Reading the Passage

Remember the Lord’s Great Faithfulness – Isaiah 26:8-19

26 (8) Yes, O Jehovah, we wait for you to come by way of your judgments; because your name, your memorial name, is the desire of our soul. (9) My soul yearns for you in the night; indeed, my spirit within me seeks you diligently; for when your judgments come upon the earth the people of the world learn righteousness. (10) But if grace is shown to the wicked, they still will not learn righteousness; even in a land characterized by uprightness he will continue to do evil and will not regard the majesty of Jehovah. (11) Jehovah, your hand is lifted up against them, but they do not see it—but they shall see your zeal for your people and be put to shame; indeed, fire will consume your adversaries.

(12) Jehovah, you will ordain peace for us, for you have produced all our works for us. (13) O Jehovah, our God, other lords besides you have ruled over us; but by you alone will we remember your name. (14) They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise. Therefore, you have punished them and destroyed them, and you wiped out all memory of them. (15) You have enlarged the nation, O Jehovah, you have enlarged the nation! You have gained glory for yourself! You have extended all the borders of the land! (16) Jehovah, they came to you in their distress; they could only whisper a prayer when your discipline was upon them. (17) Like a pregnant woman who is about to give birth writhes and cries out in her pain, so have we been in your presence, O Jehovah. (18) We were pregnant, we writhed in pain, but we gave birth to nothing but wind—we have not brought salvation to the earth, neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen before us. (19) Your dead shall live; their corpses shall rise. Wake up and shout for joy, you who lie in the dust, for your dew is like the dew of the morning, and the earth shall give birth to the dead.

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