1Yahweh, you are my God. I will exalt you! I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago, in complete faithfulness and truth.
2For you have made a city into a heap; a fortified city into a ruin; a palace of foreigners is a city no more. It will never be rebuilt.
3Therefore a strong people will glorify you. A city of awesome nations will fear you.
4For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a rain storm battering against a wall,
5like the heat in a dry place. You subdue the uproar of foreigners; like the heat is subdued by the shadow of a cloud, so the song of the ruthless ones will be brought low.
6On this mountain, Yahweh of Armies will make a feast of fat meat for all people, a feast of choice wines, of fat meat full of marrow, of wine on the lees that has been thoroughly strained.
7On this mountain He will swallow up the face of the burial shroud; the one that covers all people, the veil that is spread over all nations.
8He will swallow up death forever! The Lord Yahweh will wipe away tears from off all faces. He will take the reproach of his people away from off all the earth, for Yahweh has spoken it.
9It will be said in that day, “Behold, this is our God! We have waited for him, and he will save us! This is Yahweh! We have waited for him. We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation!”
10For in this mountain the hand of Yahweh will rest. Moab will be trampled down in his place, even like straw is trampled down in the water of a manure pile.
11He will spread out his hands in the middle of it like a swimmer spreads out his hands to swim, but his pride will be humbled together with the trickery of his hands.
12And the high fortifications of your walls he will bring down, he will make it touch the ground, even to the dust.