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Isaiah 26 - NIV

A Song of Praise

1 In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:

We have a strong city;
God makes salvation
its walls and ramparts.

2 Open the gates
that the righteous nation may enter,
the nation that keeps faith.

3 You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.

4 Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.

5 He humbles those who dwell on high,
he lays the lofty city low;
he levels it to the ground
and casts it down to the dust.

6 Feet trample it down—
the feet of the oppressed,
the footsteps of the poor.


The path of the righteous is level;
you, the Upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth.

8 Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws,[a]
we wait for you;
your name and renown
are the desire of our hearts.

9 My soul yearns for you in the night;
in the morning my spirit longs for you.
When your judgments come upon the earth,
the people of the world learn righteousness.

10 But when grace is shown to the wicked,
they do not learn righteousness;
even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil
and do not regard the majesty of the Lord.

11 Lord, your hand is lifted high,
but they do not see it.
Let them see your zeal for your people and be put to shame;
let the fire reserved for your enemies consume them.


Lord, you establish peace for us;
all that we have accomplished you have done for us.

13 Lord our God, other lords besides you have ruled over us,
but your name alone do we honor.

14 They are now dead, they live no more;
their spirits do not rise.
You punished them and brought them to ruin;
you wiped out all memory of them.

15 You have enlarged the nation, Lord;
you have enlarged the nation.
You have gained glory for yourself;
you have extended all the borders of the land.


Lord, they came to you in their distress;
when you disciplined them,
they could barely whisper a prayer.[b]

17 As a pregnant woman about to give birth
writhes and cries out in her pain,
so were we in your presence, Lord.

18 We were with child, we writhed in labor,
but we gave birth to wind.
We have not brought salvation to the earth,
and the people of the world have not come to life.


But your dead will live, Lord;
their bodies will rise—
let those who dwell in the dust
wake up and shout for joy—
your dew is like the dew of the morning;
the earth will give birth to her dead.


Go, my people, enter your rooms
and shut the doors behind you;
hide yourselves for a little while
until his wrath has passed by.

21 See, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling
to punish the people of the earth for their sins.
The earth will disclose the blood shed on it;
the earth will conceal its slain no longer.


a. Isaiah 26:8 Or judgments
b. Isaiah 26:16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.

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Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Nov, 2016
Summary: As we wrestle with the question of resurrection and after life, we come to the point that life can be lived with a certain amount of hope, adventure,daring and confidence. See this world and this life through our Lord's eyes. Through resurrection eyes.
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Shared by: Rev.Andrew B Natarajan on Sep, 2016
Summary: wavering mind takes away your blessings but the faith in God brings glory in life and peace in the mind
Series: Blessings
Scripture: Isaiah 26:1-4
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 33
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Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jul, 2016
Summary: Please pray for us, to get to the point, stay positive, find a practical application of the Gospel and know when to shut up and get on with the real celebration.
Scripture: Isaiah 26:7-19
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 83
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Shared by: bala samson on Mar, 2016
Summary: God is the head of this project and He would see to it that things move!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 26:4
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 94
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Shared by: Chuck Musselwhite on Feb, 2016
Summary: Exposition of Isaiah 26-27
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 26:1-27:13
Views: 449
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Shared by: bala samson on Dec, 2015
Summary: God today looks at each one of you and says, ‘ I AM WHO I AM!’ The God of Moses is with you! Fear not! Despair not! Worry not!
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Shared by: Paul Barreca on Dec, 2015
Summary: The truthfulness of Christianity is made unbreakable because of Old Testament prophecy.
Series: Jesus- B.C.
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Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Nov, 2015
Summary: When we act in favor of the poor–either by providing housing and food and medical care or by helping them to build systems that provide those things–we are acting as the Father and Son have done for us.
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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Sep, 2015
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Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Aug, 2015
Summary: A challenge to our church (a military church) to step up to the plate to serve God after a difficult "PCS move" (Permanent Change of Station). Can be adapted used as a challenge to any church to motivate people to serve.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 26:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,280
Peter Silway avatar
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Shared by: Peter Silway on Nov, 2014
Summary: If you want to come out of situations/if you want circumstances to change. Then you need to look beyond yourself/beyond your books/beyond friends/look up. Look to God.If you look up you shall get up.
Scripture: Isaiah 26:3
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 878
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Shared by: bala samson on Aug, 2014
Summary: You must actually go through some turbulent waters, in order to understand this ‘perfect peace’!
Scripture: Isaiah 26:3
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 609
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Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jul, 2014
Summary: We learn from bitter experience how wrong it is to ignore God's will and do things our own way. If this leads to pain, even the pain can be a way to focus us on the right way.
Series: Lumen Fidei
Scripture: Isaiah 26:7-19
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 261
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Shared by: bala samson on Jun, 2014
Summary: Did you know anxiety hampers faith but trust boosts faith?
Scripture: Isaiah 26:3-4
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,286
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on May, 2014
Scripture: Isaiah 26:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 728
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Shared by: Mark H. Stevens ThD on Feb, 2014
Summary: The enemy loves to put thoughts into the believer's mind. Those thoughts (if meditated on), produce strongholds, which produces feelings, which lands you into bondage... all because you listened to the devil more then your heavenly Father!
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 26:3
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,531
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Aug, 2013
Scripture: Isaiah 26:18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 403
Evangelist Stanley  Baker avatar
Hide Thyself
Shared by: Evangelist Stanley Baker on May, 2013
Summary: The time has vome to hide thyself, go to your prayer closet
Scripture: Isaiah 26:20-21
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,167
Gordon Curley avatar
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Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2012
Summary: Fruit of the Spirit is Peace. (Powerpoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
Scripture: Isaiah 26:1-6
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 407
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Shared by: allan kircher on Aug, 2012
Summary: Desiring God in Spiritual darkness.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,388
Brian Bill avatar
The Promise of Peace
Shared by: Brian Bill on Aug, 2011
Summary: The peace that comes from God is perfect.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 26:3-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 8,012
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A Peace of Your Mind
Shared by: Lloyd John Ogilvie on Aug, 2011
Summary: Are you at peace? Help listeners achieve the long-lasting gift of authentic peace in their hearts and minds.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 26:1-21
Views: 4,383
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Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Aug, 2011
Summary: We have our Christian beliefs, yes-but that isn’t the same as believing God. Believing God is a personal response that grows out of our Christian faith and is expressed by our increasing trust in Him while waiting on Him and His promises.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 26:1-9
Views: 1,929
Thomas Swope avatar
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Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jul, 2011
Summary: A study of chapter 26 verses 1 through 21
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 26:1-21
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 521
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Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jul, 2011
Summary: A study of the book of Isaiah chapter 26 verses 1 through 21
Scripture: Isaiah 26:1-21
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 735
Chuck Sligh avatar
Meeting the Challenge at Grace Baptist Church
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Apr, 2011
Summary: A challenge to the church before launching a building program requiring laymen to help.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 26:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,338
David Flowers avatar
The Kingdom
Shared by: David Flowers on Mar, 2011
Summary: Jesus came announcing that the kingdom of God is at hand. Just what is the kingdom of God and what does it mean to live in it?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 26:1-9
Denomination: Free Methodist
Views: 840
Danny Williams avatar
Perfect Peace
Shared by: Danny Williams on May, 2010
Summary: The pathway to perfect peace.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 26:1-3
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 944
Efren Narido avatar
Shared by: Efren Narido on Apr, 2009
Summary: Will God save everyone? Just what is the zeal of God for His people?
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 26:10-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,025
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Shared by: Amy Bickel on Oct, 2007
Summary: Discussion and teaching about ghosts and speaking to the dead.
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 26:14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,812