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Jehovah’s Witnesses

Online Bible

NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

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Isaiah 25:1-12

OUTLINE OF CONTENTS

  • Rich blessings on God’s people (1-12)

    • Jehovah’s banquet of fine wine (6)

    • No more death (8)

25  O Jehovah, you are my God. I exalt you, I praise your name,
For you have done wonderful things,+ Things purposed* from ancient times,+ In faithfulness,+ in trustworthiness.
2   For you have turned a city into a pile of stones,
A fortified town into a crumbling ruin. The foreigner’s tower is a city no more;
It will never be rebuilt.
3   That is why a strong people will glorify you;
The city of tyrannical nations will fear you.+
4   For you have become a stronghold to the lowly,
A stronghold to the poor in his distress,+ A refuge from the rainstorm,
And a shade from the heat.+ When the blast of the tyrants is like a rainstorm against a wall,
5   As the heat in a parched land,
You subdue the uproar of strangers. Like heat is subdued by the shadow of a cloud,
So the song of the tyrants is silenced.
6   In this mountain+ Jehovah of armies will make for all the peoples
A banquet of rich dishes,+ A banquet of fine wine,*
Of rich dishes filled with marrow,
Of fine, filtered wine.
7   In this mountain he will do away with* the shroud that is enveloping all the peoples
And the covering* that is woven over all the nations.
8   He will swallow up* death forever,+ And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.+ The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,
For Jehovah himself has spoken it.
9   In that day they will say: “Look! This is our God!+ We have hoped in him,+ And he will save us.+ This is Jehovah! We have hoped in him. Let us be joyful and rejoice in the salvation by him.”+ 10  For the hand of Jehovah will rest on this mountain,+ And Mo′ab will be trampled on in its place+ Like straw trampled into a pile of manure. 11  He will slap out his hands into it
Like a swimmer slapping out his hands to swim,
And he will bring down its haughtiness+ With the skillful movements of his hands.
12  And the fortified city, with your high walls of security,
He will bring down;
He will knock it down to the ground, to the very dust.

Footnotes

Or “Counsels.”
Or “of wine kept on the dregs.”
Lit., “swallow up.”
Or “veil.”
Or “do away with.”