Isaiah 26 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
26 A song of the faithful, wherein is declared, in what consisteth the salvation of the Church, and wherein they ought to trust.
2 [c]Open ye the gates that the righteous nation, which keepeth the truth, may enter in.
3 By an assured [d]purpose wilt thou preserve perfect peace, because they trusted in thee.
4 Trust in the Lord forever: for in the Lord God is strength forevermore.
5 For he will bring down them that dwell on high: [e]the high city he will abase: even unto the ground will he cast it down, and bring it unto dust.
6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the [f]poor, and the steps of the needy.
7 The way of the just is righteousness: thou wilt make equal the righteous path of the just.
8 Also we, O Lord, have waited for thee in the way of thy [g]judgments: the desire of our soul is to thy Name, and to the remembrance of thee.
9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night, and with my spirit within me will I seek thee in the morning: for seeing thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world shall learn [h]righteousness.
10 Let mercy [i]be showed to the wicked, yet he will not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he do wickedly, and will not behold the majesty of the Lord.
12 Lord unto us thou wilt ordain peace: for thou also hast wrought all our works for us.
13 O Lord our God, other [l]lords beside thee, have ruled us, but we will remember thee only, and thy Name.
14 The [m]dead shall not live, neither shall the dead arise, because thou hast visited and scattered them, and destroyed all their memory.
15 Thou hast increased [n]the nation, O Lord: thou hast increased the nation: thou art made glorious, thou hast enlarged all the coasts of the earth.
16 Lord, in trouble have they [o]visited thee: they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near to the travail, is in sorrow, and crieth in her pains, so have we been in thy [p]sight, O Lord.
20 Come, my people: [u]enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors after thee: hide thyself for a very little while, until the indignation pass over.
21 For lo, the Lord cometh out of his place, to visit the iniquity of the inhabitants of the earth upon them: and the earth shall disclose her [v]blood, and shall no more hide her slain.
Isaiah 26 New International Version (NIV)
A Song of Praise
26 In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:
We have a strong city;
7 The path of the righteous is level;
12 Lord, you establish peace for us;
16 Lord, they came to you in their distress;
19 But your dead will live, Lord;
20 Go, my people, enter your rooms