A thanksgiving salvation hymn (Isa 12:1-12:3)

“You will say on that day.

I will give thanks to you!

O Yahweh!

Though you were angry with me,

Your anger turned away.

You comforted me.

Surely God is my salvation.

I will trust.

I will not be afraid.

Yahweh God is my strength.

He is my might.

He has become my salvation.

With joy

You will draw water

From the wells of salvation.”

Isaiah says that on the day when the great reunion takes place, there should be a hymn of thanksgiving. They all should give thanks because Yahweh had been angry with them, but now was comforting them. God was their deliverer so that they should trust him and not be afraid. Yahweh was their strength, their might, and their salvation. Thus they should draw water from the wells of salvation.

Yahweh punishes the wicked (Ps 91:7-91:8)

“A thousand may fall at your side.

Ten thousand may fall at your right hand.

However it will not come near you.

You will only look with your eyes.

You will see the punishment of the wicked.”

Even though a 1,000 or 10,000 might fall beside you, you will be saved. This is very comforting. You only had to look with your eyes to see the punishment of the wicked. As long as you were not among the wicked, you were in good shape.