New Living Translation

Isaiah 25

Praise for Judgment and Salvation

1O Lord, I will honor and praise your name,
    for you are my God.
You do such wonderful things!
    You planned them long ago,
    and now you have accomplished them.
You turn mighty cities into heaps of ruins.
    Cities with strong walls are turned to rubble.
Beautiful palaces in distant lands disappear
    and will never be rebuilt.
Therefore, strong nations will declare your glory;
    ruthless nations will fear you.

But you are a tower of refuge to the poor, O Lord,
    a tower of refuge to the needy in distress.
You are a refuge from the storm
    and a shelter from the heat.
For the oppressive acts of ruthless people
    are like a storm beating against a wall,
    or like the relentless heat of the desert.
But you silence the roar of foreign nations.
    As the shade of a cloud cools relentless heat,
    so the boastful songs of ruthless people are stilled.

In Jerusalem,[a] the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
    will spread a wonderful feast
    for all the people of the world.
It will be a delicious banquet
    with clear, well-aged wine and choice meat.
There he will remove the cloud of gloom,
    the shadow of death that hangs over the earth.
He will swallow up death forever!
    The Sovereign Lord will wipe away all tears.
He will remove forever all insults and mockery
    against his land and people.
    The Lord has spoken!

In that day the people will proclaim,
“This is our God!
    We trusted in him, and he saved us!
This is the Lord, in whom we trusted.
    Let us rejoice in the salvation he brings!”
10 For the Lord’s hand of blessing will rest on Jerusalem.
    But Moab will be crushed.
    It will be like straw trampled down and left to rot.
11 God will push down Moab’s people
    as a swimmer pushes down water with his hands.
He will end their pride
    and all their evil works.
12 The high walls of Moab will be demolished.
    They will be brought down to the ground,
    down into the dust.

Footnotes

  1. 25:6 Hebrew On this mountain; also in 25:10.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

以赛亚书 25

赞美之歌

1耶和华啊!你是我的上帝,我要尊崇你,赞美你的名。你信实无比,

按你古时定下的计划行了奇妙的事。
你使城邑沦为废墟,
使坚垒沦为荒场。
外族人的宫殿不复存在,
永远不能重建。
因此,强盛的国家必颂扬你,
残暴的民族必敬畏你。
你是贫穷人的避难所,
是困苦之人患难中的避难所,
你是避风港,
是酷暑中的阴凉处。
残暴之徒的气息好像吹袭墙垣的暴风,
又像沙漠中的热气。
但你平息外族人的喧哗,
止息残暴之徒的歌声,
好像云朵消去酷热。

在锡安山上,万军之耶和华必为天下万民摆设丰盛的宴席,有陈年佳酿和精选的美食。 在这山上,祂必除去遮蔽万民的面纱和笼罩万国的幔子。 祂必永远吞灭死亡。主耶和华必擦去各人脸上的眼泪,从世上除掉祂子民的羞辱。这是耶和华说的。 到那日,人们必说:“看啊,这是我们的上帝,我们信靠祂,祂拯救了我们。这是耶和华,我们信靠祂,我们要因祂的拯救而欢喜快乐。” 10 耶和华必伸手保护这山,但摩押人必被践踏,像干草被践踏在粪池中。 11 他们必在里面张开手臂,好像张开手臂游泳的人一样。耶和华必摧毁他们的骄傲,挫败他们手中的诡计。 12 祂必拆毁他们高大坚固的城墙,将其夷为平地、化为尘土。