Hope for the Gentiles
He Went Where?
23 See, O Lord, and raise up their king for them,
a son of David,
for the proper time that you see, God,
⌊to rule over Israel your servant⌋.
24 And undergird him with strength to shatter unrighteous rulers.
25–26 Cleanse Jerusalem from the nations that trample it in destruction,
to expel sinners from the inheritance in wisdom, in righteousness,
to rub out the arrogance of the sinner like a potter’s vessel,
to crush all their support with an iron rod;
27 to destroy lawless nations by the word of his mouth,
for Gentiles to flee from his face at his threat,
and to reprove sinners by the word of their heart.
28 And he will gather a holy people whom he will lead in righteousness,
and he will judge tribes of the people sanctified by the Lord its God.
29 And he will no longer permit injustice to dwell among them,
and no person who sees wickedness will dwell with them.
30 For he will know them, because all of them are sons of God,
and he will divide them among their tribes upon the earth.
31 And no longer will an expatriate or foreigner dwell among them;
he will judge peoples and nations by the wisdom of his righteousness.