Is 42:10-16 Monday Morning 4
Sing a new song to Yahweh; * praise him everywhere on earth.
Praise him, sailors, with all creatures in the sea! * Praise him, you who live in the cities by the sea.
Sing loudly, you towns of the desert, * and you, Kedar people, in your camps!
Cry aloud, you who live in Sela, * shout from your mountain tops!
Proclaim the glory of Yahweh; * praise him with the people of the coasts!
Yahweh advances like a hero, * like a warrior he stirs up his fury.
He shouts his battle cry, * and smashes his enemies.
“I, Yahweh, have been quiet too long * and have kept silent, keeping myself in check.
But now I am like a woman in labor, * crying and gasping and panting.
I will lay waste the mountains and hills, * and dry up all the grass on them.
I will change rivers into dry land, * and dry up the swamps.
Then I will lead my blind people * on ways they never knew;
over unfamiliar paths * I will guide them.
I will turn darkness into light for them, * and make crooked ways straight.”