The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth
and strips the woodlands bare.In His temple all cry, “Glory!”
Elam took up a quiver
with chariots and horsemen,
and Kir uncovered the shield.
You are to burn up a third of it in the city when the days of the siege have ended; you are to take a third and slash it with the sword all around the city; and you are to scatter a third to the wind, for I will draw a sword to chase after them.
A third of your people will die by plague and be consumed by famine within you; a third will fall by the sword all around you; and I will scatter a third to every direction of the wind, and I will draw a sword to chase after them.
I will also scatter all the attendants who surround him and all his troops to every direction of the wind, and I will draw a sword to chase after them.
and say to it: This is what the Lord says: I am against you. I will draw My sword from its sheath and cut off both the righteous and the wicked from you.
So all the people will know that I, Yahweh, have taken My sword from its sheath—it will not be sheathed again.
And one of those who stood by drew his sword, struck the high priest’s slave, and cut off his ear.
You took the sheath from Your bow;
the arrows are ready to be used with an oath.Selah
You split the earth with rivers.
Sheol is naked before God,
and Abaddon has no covering.
They will destroy the walls of Tyre and demolish her towers. I will scrape the soil from her and turn her into a bare rock.
I will turn you into a bare rock, and you will be a place to spread nets. You will never be rebuilt, for I, Yahweh, have spoken.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
I will tear down the wall you plastered with whitewash and knock it to the ground so that its foundation is exposed. The city will fall, and you will be destroyed within it. Then you will know that I am Yahweh.
So the man came to the house, and the camels were unloaded. Straw and feed were given to the camels, and water was brought to wash his feet and the feet of the men with him.
He called out loudly:Cut down the tree and chop off its branches;
strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit.
Let the animals flee from under it,
and the birds from its branches.
It has devastated My grapevine
and splintered My fig tree.
It has stripped off its bark and thrown it away;
its branches have turned white.
Therefore, I will make Samaria
a heap of ruins in the countryside,
a planting area for a vineyard.
I will roll her stones into the valley
and expose her foundations.
You have made your merchants
more numerous than the stars of the sky.
The young locust strips the land
and flies away.
Herds will lie down in the middle of it,
every kind of wild animal.
Both the desert owl and the screech owl
will roost in the capitals of its pillars.
Their calls will sound from the window,
but devastation will be on the threshold,
for He will expose the cedar work.