“Heaven is my throne
and the earth is my footstool;
what kind of house will you build to me?
And what place could be my rest?
and will bring their fears on them,
because when I called, no one answered;
when I spoke, they did not listen,
but they did what was evil in my eyes
and chose what I did not delight in.”
you who tremble at his word:
“Your brothers who hate you,
who cast you out for my name’s sake, have said,
‘Let Yahweh be glorified,
that we may see your joy!’
But it is those people who will be disappointed.
a voice from the temple,
a voice of Yahweh
who is paying back his enemies what they deserve.
before her pain came, she delivered a son.
and not cause to bring forth?”
“Will I who cause to bring forth shut the womb?”
says your God.
all you who love her:
rejoice for joy with her,
all you who mourn over her,
at the comforting breasts;
that you may drink deeply and be delighted
with the abundance of her glory.”
“Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river,
and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream;
and you will nurse. You will be carried on her side
and will be dandled on her knees.
so will I comfort you,
and you will be comforted in Jerusalem.”
and his chariots will be like the whirlwind,
to render his anger with wrath
and his rebuke with flames of fire.
and by his sword on all flesh,
and the slain of Yahweh will be many.
18“For I know their works and their thoughts; the time is coming that I will gather all nations and languages, and they will come and will see my glory.
19I will set a sign among them, and I will send such as escape of them to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul and Lud, who draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to the islands afar off who have not heard my fame or seen my glory; and they will declare my glory among the nations.
20They will bring all your brothers out of all the nations for an offering to Yahweh, on horses and in chariots, and in litters and on mules and on dromedaries to my holy mountain Jerusalem,” says Yahweh, “as the children of Israel bring their offering in a clean vessel into the house of Yahweh.
21I will also take some of them as priests and Levites,” says Yahweh.
that I will make will remain before me,”
“so your seed and your name will remain.
24“They will go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have transgressed against me; for their worm will not die, neither will their fire be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind.”