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Isaiah 26 - Easy To Read Version

A Song of Salvation

1. At that time, people will sing this song in Judah:

2. Open the gates\par and the good people will enter.\par Those people obey God’s good teachings.\par

3. Lord, you give true peace\par to people who depend on you,\par to people who trust you.\par

4. So, trust the Lord always.\par Why? Because in the Lord YAH, {\cf2\super [240]} you have a place of safety forever!\par

5. But the Lord will destroy the proud city.\par And he will punish the people living there.\par The Lord will throw that high city down to the ground.\par It will fall into the dust.\par

6. Then poor and humble people will walk\par on those ruins.\par

7. Honesty is the way of living for good people.\par Good people follow the way\par that is straight and true.\par And God, you make that way smooth\par and easy to follow.\par

8. But Lord, we are waiting for your\par way of justice.\par Our souls want to remember\par you and your name.\par

9. My soul wants to be with you at night.\par And the spirit in me wants to be with you\par at the dawning of every new day.\par When your way of justice comes to the land,\par people will learn the right way of living.\par

10. An evil person will not learn to do good\par if you show him only kindness.\par An evil person will do bad things,\par even if he lives in a good world.\par That evil person might never see\par the Lord’s greatness.\par

11. But Lord, get ready to punish those people.\par Surely they will see it, won’t they?\par Lord, show the evil people the strong love {\cf2\super [241]} \par that you have for your people.\par Surely the evil people will be ashamed.\par Surely your enemies will be burned\par in their own fire (evil).\par

12. Lord, you have succeeded in doing\par all the things that we tried to do.\par So give us peace.\par

13. Lord, you are our God.\par But in the past, we followed other lords. {\cf2\super [242]} \par We belonged to other masters.\par But now we want people to remember only one name, your name!\par

14. Those dead \{lords {\cf2\super [243]} \} will not come to life.\par Those ghosts will not rise from death.\par You decided to destroy them.\par And you destroyed everything that makes us think about them.\par

15. You have helped the nation you love.\par You stopped other people\par from defeating that nation. {\cf2\super [244]} \par

16. Lord, people remember you\par when they are in trouble.\par People say quiet prayers to you\par when you punish them.\par

17. Lord, when we are not with you,\par we are like a woman\par giving birth to a baby.\par She cries with birth pains.\par

18. In the same way, we have pain.\par We give birth, but only to wind.\par We don’t make new people\par for the world.\par We don’t bring salvation to the land.\par

19. \{But the Lord says,\}\par “Your people have died,\par but they will live again.\par The bodies of my people\par will rise from death.\par Dead people in the ground,\par stand and be happy!\par The dew covering you is like\par the dew sparkling in the light of a new day.\par It shows a new time is coming when the earth\par will give up the dead people\par that are in it.”\par

Take Refuge from the Coming Judgment

20. My people, go into your rooms.\par Lock your doors.\par Hide in your rooms for a short time.\par Hide until God’s anger is finished.\par

21. The Lord will leave his place {\cf2\super [245]} \par to judge the people of the world\par for the bad things they have done.\par The earth will show the blood\par of the people that have been killed.\par The earth will not cover the dead people\par

Easy To Read Version

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