Good news from a distant land
is like cold water to a parched throat.
She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from far away.
From there it searches for prey;
its eyes penetrate the distance.
What use to Me is frankincense from Sheba
or sweet cane from a distant land?
Your burnt offerings are not acceptable;
your sacrifices do not please Me.
Look, Yahweh comes from far away,
His anger burning and heavy with smoke.
His lips are full of fury,
and His tongue is like a consuming fire.
You who have escaped the sword,
go and do not stand still!
Remember the Lord from far away,
and let Jerusalem come to your mind.
From the ends of the earth we hear songs:
The Splendor of the Righteous One.But I said, “I waste away! I waste away!
Woe is me.”
The treacherous act treacherously;
the treacherous deal very treacherously.
On that day they offered great sacrifices and rejoiced because God had given them great joy. The women and children also celebrated, and Jerusalem’s rejoicing was heard far away.
As for you, My servant Jacob,
do not be afraid—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
and do not be dismayed, Israel,
for without fail I will save you from far away,
your descendants, from the land of their captivity!
Jacob will return and have calm and quiet
with no one to frighten him.
They are coming from a far land,
from the distant horizon—
the Lord and the weapons of His wrath—
to destroy the whole country.
I will get my knowledge from a distant place
and ascribe justice to my Maker.