8Rejoice not over me, O my enemy;
when I fall, I shall rise;
when I sit in darkness,
Yahweh will be a light to me.
9I will bear the indignation of Yahweh
because I have sinned against him,
until he pleads my cause
and executes judgment for me.
He will bring me forth to the light;
I shall behold his deliverance.
10Then my enemy will see,
and shame will cover her who said to me,
"Where is Yahweh your God?"
My eyes will gloat over her;
now she will be trodden down
like the mire of the streets.
11A day for the building of your walls!
In that day the boundary shall be far extended.
12In that day they will come to you,
from Assyria to Egypt,
and from Egypt to the River,
from sea to sea
and from mountain to mountain.
13But the earth will be desolate
because of its inhabitants,
for the fruit of their doings.
14Shepherd your people with your staff,
the flock of your inheritance,
who dwell alone in a forest
in the midst of a garden land;
let them feed in Bashan and Gilead
as in the days of old.
15As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt
I will show them marvelous things.
16The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might;
they shall lay their hands on their mouths;
their ears shall be deaf;
17they shall lick the dust like a serpent,
like the crawling things of the earth;
they shall come trembling out of their strongholds,
they shall turn in dread to Yahweh our God,
and they shall fear because of you.
18Who is a God like you,
pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression
for the remnant of his inheritance?
He does not retain his anger for ever
because he delights in steadfast love.
19He will again have compassion upon us,
he will tread our iniquities under foot.
You will cast all our sins
into the depths of the sea.
20You will show faithfulness to Jacob
and steadfast love to Abraham,
as you have sworn to our fathers
from the days of old.
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