Chiastic Structures
The Old Testament
Chiastic Parallels
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8 I am Jehovah; that is my name.
I will not relinquish my glory to another, nor my praise to wrought idols.


9 The prophecies of the former events
indeed came to pass, but new things I yet foretell.
Before they spring up I declare them to you.


10 Sing to Jehovah a new song;
sing his praise from the end of the earth. Let the sea roar, and all that lives in it,
the isles and they who inhabit them. 11 Let the desert and its cities raise their voice,
and the villages where Kedar dwells; let the inhabitants of Sela sing for joy
and cry out from the tops of the mountains. 12 O let them give glory to Jehovah,
and in the isles speak out in praise of him.


13 Jehovah will come forth like a warrior,
his passions aroused like a fighter; he will give the war cry,
raise the shout of victory over his enemies. 14 For a long time I have been silent,
keeping still and restraining myself. But now I will scream like a woman in labor
and breathe hard and fast all at once. 15 I will lay waste mountains and hills
and make all their vegetation wither; I will turn rivers into dry land and evaporate lakes.


16 Then will I lead the blind by a way they did not know,
and guide them in paths unfamiliar; the darkness confronting them I will turn into light,
and the uneven ground make level. These things I will not fail to perform.


17 But those who trust in idols
and esteem their images as gods shall retreat in utter confusion.