(but have not asked at my mouth),
to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh
and to take refuge in the shadow of Egypt!
and their ambassadors have come to Hanes,
because of a people that cannot profit them,
who are not a help or profit
but are a shame and also a reproach.”
and inscribe it on a scroll,
that it may be for the time to come
forever and ever.
children who will not hear the law of Yahweh,
and to the prophets,
“Do not prophesy to us right things.
Tell us pleasant things.
Turn aside from the path.
Cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.”
“Because you have rejected this word,
and trust in oppression and perverseness,
and rely on it,
like a breach ready to fall,
swelling out in a high wall,
whose breaking comes suddenly in an instant.
breaking it in pieces without sparing,
so that there won’t be found among the broken piece
a piece good enough to take fire from the hearth
or to dip up water out of the cistern.”
“You will be saved in returning and rest.
Your strength will be in quietness and in confidence.”
for we will flee on horses,”
therefore you will flee;
and, “We will ride on the swift,”
therefore those who pursue you will be swift.
At the threat of five, you will flee
until you are left
like a beacon on the top of a mountain
and like a banner on a hill.
that he may be gracious to you;
and therefore he will be exalted,
that he may have mercy on you,
for Yahweh is a God of justice.
Blessed are all those who wait for him.
19For the people will live in Zion at Jerusalem. You will weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry. When he hears you, he will answer you.
20Though the Lord may give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your teachers will not be hidden anymore, but your eyes will see your teachers,
21and when you turn to the right hand and when you turn to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way. Walk in it.”
22You will defile your carved images that are overlaid with silver and your cast metal images covered with gold. You will cast them away like menstrual cloths. You will say to them, “Be gone!”
23He will give the rain for your seed with which you will sow the ground, and bread of the increase of the ground will be rich and plentiful. In that day, your livestock will feed in large pastures.
24The oxen likewise and the young donkeys that till the ground will eat savory provender that has been winnowed with the shovel and with the fork.
25There will be brooks and streams of water on every lofty mountain and on every high hill in the day of the great slaughter when the towers fall.
26Moreover, the light of the moon will be like the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days, in the day that Yahweh binds up the fracture of his people and when the severe wound caused by striking them he heals.
burning with his anger and in thick rising smoke.
His lips are full of indignation
and his tongue is as a devouring fire.
that reaches even to the neck,
to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction;
and a bridle that leads to ruin
will be in the jaws of the peoples.
when a holy feast is kept,
and gladness of heart
as when one goes with a flute
to come to Yahweh’s mountain,
to Israel’s Rock.
and will show the descent of his arm,
with the indignation of his anger
and the flame of a devouring fire,
with a blast, storm, and hailstones.
He will strike him with his rod.
that Yahweh will lay on him
will be with the sound of tambourines and harps.
He will fight with them in battles, brandishing weapons.
Yes, for the king it is prepared.
He has made its pyre deep and large
with fire and much wood.
Yahweh’s breath, like a stream of sulfur,