Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
while seeing false visions for you and reading lying omens for you -- to place that sword on the necks of the profane wicked, whose day has come, the time of final punishment.
An end comes -- the end comes! It has awakened against you -- the end is upon you! Look, it is coming!
For the day is near, the day of the Lord is near; it will be a day of storm clouds, it will be a time of judgment for the nations.
"'You have shown unrelenting hostility and poured the people of Israel onto the blades of a sword at the time of their calamity, at the time of their final punishment.
May the evil deeds of the wicked come to an end! But make the innocent secure, O righteous God, you who examine inner thoughts and motives!
You terrified the nations with your battle cry; you destroyed the wicked; you permanently wiped out all memory of them.
"You who live along the rivers of Babylon, the time of your end has come. You who are rich in plundered treasure, it is time for your lives to be cut off.
King Zedekiah of Judah will not escape from the Babylonians. He will certainly be handed over to the king of Babylon. He must answer personally to the king of Babylon and confront him face to face.