You will approach the grave in full vigor,
as a stack of sheaves is gathered in its season.
Don’t spend your energy on women
or your efforts on those who destroy kings.
then his flesh will be healthier than in his youth,
and he will return to the days of his youthful vigor.
Otherwise, you will give up your vitality to others
and your years to someone cruel;
The midwives said to Pharaoh, “The Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are vigorous and give birth before a midwife can get to them.”
Look, I am about to rouse them up from the place where you sold them; I will bring retribution on your heads.
Let the nations be roused
and come to the Valley of Jehoshaphat,
for there I will sit down
to judge all the surrounding nations.
Proclaim this among the nations:
Prepare for holy war;
rouse the warriors;
let all the men of war advance and attack!
Judah is a young lion—
my son, you return from the kill.
He crouches; he lies down like a lion
or a lioness—who dares to rouse him?