The voice of the LORD causes deer to give birth, and strips the forest bare. In his Temple all of them shout, "Glory!"
Elam takes up the quiver with chariots and cavalry, while Kir unsheathes the shield.
You are to burn a third of it in the middle of the city when you've finished your siege. Next, you are to take another third of it and beat it with your sword. Last, you are to scatter the remaining third to the wind, after which I'll unsheathe my sword and pursue them.
A third of you will die by pestilence, starving because of the famine in your midst. Another third will die violently by the violence of war around you. The final third I'll scatter to the wind as I unsheathe my sword to pursue them.
I'll scatter every attendant who surrounds him, along with his entire army, to every wind. When I unsheathe my sword to pursue them,
Declare to Israel, "This is what the LORD says: "Watch out! I'm against you! I'm going to unsheathe my sword to kill both the righteous and the wicked among you.
Then everyone will know that I am the LORD, who unsheathed my sword, and who won't have to unsheathe it again."'
But one of those standing there drew his sword and struck the high priest's servant, cutting off his ear.
Your bow was exposed, and your arrows targeted by command. Interlude You split the earth with rivers.
Sheol is naked before God and Abaddon has no clothes.
and will destroy the city walls of Tyre. After they break down her fortified towers, I'll scrape away the city's debris, right down to the bare bedrock,
I'll turn you into bare rock, and your city will become a place to spread nets. You will never be built again, because I the LORD have decreed this,' declares the Lord GOD."
I'll tear down the wall that you've smeared with whitewash, level it to the ground, and tear out its foundation. Then it will collapse and you'll perish with it! Then you'll know that I am the LORD.
So the servant went to the house and unbridled the camels. They provided straw and feed for the camels and water for washing his feet and those of the men with him.
That nation laid waste my vines, and stripped bare my fig tree, discarding it. It stripped off its bark.
"So I will turn Samaria into a mound of dirt in a field, a place to plant vineyards. And I will dump her building stones into the valley, uncovering her foundation.
You added to your inventory of businessmen they number more than the stars of heaven. The creeping locust sheds its skin and flies away.
Flocks will lie down in her midst, along with animals of every kind. Desert owls and screeching owls will nest at the top of the pillars, hooting through the vacant windows, "Ruin sits at these doorsills,' for he will expose even the cedar framework.