Those in the west are appalled at his fate,
while those in the east tremble in horror.
The upright are appalled at this,
and the innocent are roused against the godless.
A horrible, terrible thing
has taken place in the land.
Therefore, this is what the Lord says:Ask among the nations,
Who has heard things like these?
Virgin Israel has done a most terrible thing.
“On that day”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“the king and the officials will lose their courage. The priests will tremble in fear, and the prophets will be scared speechless.”
Be horrified at this, heavens;
be shocked and utterly appalled.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
The king will mourn;
the prince will be clothed in grief;
and the hands of the people of the land will tremble.
I will deal with them according to their own conduct,
and I will judge them by their own standards.
Then they will know that I am Yahweh.
I came to the exiles at Tel-abib, who were living by the Chebar Canal, and I sat there among them stunned for seven days.
Then He said to me, “Son of man, I am going to cut off the supply of bread in Jerusalem. They will anxiously eat bread rationed by weight and in dread drink water by measure.
Because of the Lord’s wrath,
she will not be inhabited;
she will become a desolation, every bit of her.
Everyone who passes through Babylon
will be horrified
and scoff because of all her wounds.
Look, I am about to bring terror on you—
this is the declaration of
the Lord God of Hosts—
from all those around you.
You will be banished, each man headlong,
with no one to gather up the fugitives.
Yes, this is what the Lord says:We have heard a cry of terror,
of dread—there is no peace.
when terror strikes you like a storm
and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
when trouble and stress overcome you.
I, in turn, will laugh at your calamity.
I will mock when terror strikes you,
He devastated their strongholds
and destroyed their cities.
The land and everything in it shuddered
at the sound of his roaring.
You will be filled with drunkenness and grief,
with a cup of devastation and desolation,
the cup of your sister Samaria.
“This is what the Lord God says: Summon an assembly against them and consign them to terror and plunder.
All those who know you among the nations
are appalled at you.
You have become an object of horror
and will never exist again.”
All the inhabitants of the coasts and islands
are appalled at you.
Their kings shudder with fear;
their faces are contorted.
I will cause many nations to be appalled at you,
and their kings will shudder with fear because of you
when I brandish My sword in front of them.
On the day of your downfall
each of them will tremble
every moment for his life.
Then Daniel, whose name is Belteshazzar, was stunned for a moment, and his thoughts alarmed him. The king said, “Belteshazzar, don’t let the dream or its interpretation alarm you.”Belteshazzar answered, “My lord, may the dream apply to those who hate you, and its interpretation to your enemies!
Then King Belshazzar became even more terrified, his face turned pale, and his nobles were bewildered.
Because of the outcry of the king and his nobles, the queen came to the banquet hall. “May the king live forever,” she said. “Don’t let your thoughts terrify you or your face be pale.
his face turned pale, and his thoughts so terrified him that his hip joints shook and his knees knocked together.
My spirit is weak within me;
my heart is overcome with dismay.
I, Daniel, was overcome and lay sick for days. Then I got up and went about the king’s business. I was greatly disturbed by the vision and could not understand it.
The Lord raises His voice
in the presence of His army.
His camp is very large;
Those who carry out His command are powerful.
Indeed, the Day of the Lord is terrible and dreadful—
who can endure it?