Amplified Bible

Isaiah 26

Song of Trust in God’s Protection

1In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:

“We have a strong city;
He sets up salvation as walls and ramparts.

“Open the gates, that the righteous nation may enter,
The one that [a]remains faithful and trustworthy.

“You will keep in [b]perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both [c]inclination and character],
Because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].

“Trust [confidently] in the Lord forever [He is your fortress, your shield, your banner],
For the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].

“For He has thrown down the [arrogant] ones who dwell on high, the lofty and inaccessible city;
He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He hurls it to the dust.

“The foot will trample it,
Even the feet of the suffering, and the steps of the helpless.”


The way of the righteous [those in right-standing with God—living in moral and spiritual integrity] is smooth and level;
O Upright One, make a level path for the just and righteous.

Indeed, in the path of Your judgments, O Lord,
We have waited expectantly for You;
Your name, even Your memory, is the desire and deep longing of our souls.

In the night my soul longs for You [O Lord],
Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently;
For [only] when Your judgments are experienced on the earth
Will the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
10 
Though the wicked is shown compassion and favor,
He does not learn righteousness;
In the land of uprightness he deals unjustly,
And refuses to see the majesty of the Lord.

11 
Though Your hand is lifted up [to strike], O Lord, the wicked do not see it.
Let them see Your zeal for Your people and be put to shame;
Indeed, let the fire reserved for Your enemies consume them.
12 
Lord, You will establish peace for us,
Since You have also performed for us all that we have done.
13 
O Lord our God, other masters besides You have ruled over us;
But through You alone we confess Your name.
14 
The [wicked] dead will not live [again], the spirits of the dead will not rise and return;
Therefore You have punished and destroyed them,
And You have wiped out every memory of them [every trace of them].
15 
You have increased the nation, O Lord;
You have increased the nation, You are glorified;
You have extended all the borders of the land.
16 
O Lord, they sought You in distress;
They managed only a prayerful whisper
When Your discipline was upon them.
17 
As a woman with child approaches the time to give birth,
She is in pain and struggles and cries out in her labor,
So we were before You, O Lord.
18 
We have been with child, we have twisted and struggled in labor;
We gave birth, as it seems, only to wind.
We could not accomplish salvation for the earth,
Nor were inhabitants of the world [d]born.
19 
Your dead will live;
[e]Their dead bodies will rise.
You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy!
For your dew is a dew of [celestial] light [heavenly, supernatural],
And the earth will give birth to the spirits of the dead.

20 
Come, my people, enter your chambers
And shut your doors behind you;
Hide for a little while
Until the [Lord’s] [f]wrath is past.
21 
Listen carefully, the Lord is about to come out of His [heavenly] place
To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their wickedness [their sin, their injustice, their wrongdoing];
The earth will reveal the [innocent] blood shed upon her
And will no longer cover her slain.

Notas al pie

  1. Isaiah 26:2 Lit keeps trustworthiness.
  2. Isaiah 26:3 Lit peace, peace, a Hebrew idiom of emphasis.
  3. Isaiah 26:3 The Hebrew word for inclination became a technical term in Jewish tradition, and the rabbis frequently referred to the “evil inclination” much in the same sense as the sin nature. They also recognized a “good inclination,” which the righteous choose to follow, and urged people to make their good inclination king over the evil inclination.
  4. Isaiah 26:18 Lit fallen.
  5. Isaiah 26:19 So with some ancient versions; MT reads My dead body.
  6. Isaiah 26:20 Lit curse.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

以賽亞書 26

猶大的凱歌

1到那日,猶大境內的人必唱這首歌:

「我們有一座堅城,
耶和華使祂的拯救成為保護我們的城牆和屏障。
打開城門,
讓忠信的公義之民進來。
你使堅信不移的人全然平安,
因為他們信靠你。
要永遠信靠耶和華,
因為耶和華是永遠屹立的磐石。
祂貶抑高傲的人,
拆毀他們高聳的城邑,
把它們夷為平地、化為塵土,
被困苦人的腳踐踏,被貧窮人的足踩踏。」

義人的道路是平坦的,
公正的主啊,你必修平義人所走的道路。
耶和華啊,我們等候你,
遵從你的法令,
我們心裡渴慕尊崇你的名。
在夜間,我思慕你,
我切切地尋求你。
你在世上施行審判的時候,
世人就知道何為公義。
10 你恩待惡人,
但他們仍然不學習行義。
即使在公義之地,
他們依然作惡,
全不把耶和華的威嚴放在眼裡。
11 你懲罰的手高高舉起,
他們卻看不見。
願他們因看見你向你子民所發的熱心而感到羞愧。
願你為敵人預備的火燒滅他們。
12 耶和華啊,你必賜我們平安,
因為我們所做的事都是你為我們成就的。
13 我們的上帝耶和華啊!
在你以外曾有別的主人管轄我們,
但我們只尊崇你的名。
14 他們都已死去,再不能復生,
逝去的靈魂不能回來。
因為你懲罰他們,毀滅他們,
使他們被人徹底遺忘。
15 耶和華啊,你增添我們的人口,
增添我們的人口,
擴張我們的疆界,
你得到了榮耀。

16 耶和華啊,我們是你的子民,
我們在危難中尋求你。
你管教我們的時候,
我們就向你祈求。
17 耶和華啊,我們在你面前呼求,
如臨產的婦人在陣痛中喊叫。
18 我們曾懷胎,痛苦呻吟,
但產下來的卻是一陣風。
我們沒有給世界帶來拯救,
也沒有給世上帶來生命。
19 然而,屬你的人必復活,
他們的屍體必站起來。
睡在塵土中的人必醒來歡唱!
你必使死人復活,
如清晨的甘露使大地恢復生機。
20 我的百姓啊,
回到你們的房子裡,
關上門躲藏一會兒,
等耶和華的憤怒平息。
21 看啊,耶和華要走出祂的居所,
懲罰世上犯罪的人。
大地必不再隱藏被殺之人的屍首,
必將所流的血顯露出來。