2 cThe Lord is a jealous and avenging God;
dthe Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries
and ekeeps wrath for his enemies.
and hthe Lord will by no means clear the guilty.
iHis way is in whirlwind and storm,
4 jHe rebukes the sea and makes it dry;
the bloom of kLebanon withers.
5 mThe mountains quake before him;
nthe hills melt;
othe world and all who dwell in it.
6 pWho can stand before his indignation?
His wrath qis poured out like fire,
and rthe rocks are broken into pieces by him.
7 sThe Lord is good,
ta stronghold in the day of trouble;
uhe knows those who take refuge in him.
8 But vwith an overflowing flood
he will make a complete end of the adversaries,1
and wwill pursue his enemies into darkness.
9 What xdo you plot against the Lord?
yHe will make a complete end;
10 For they are zlike entangled thorns,
athey are consumed like stubble fully dried.
bwho plotted evil against the Lord,
cthey will be cut down and pass away.
dThough I have afflicted you,
13 And now eI will break his yoke from off you
f“No more shall your name be perpetuated;
from gthe house of your gods I will cut off
lKeep your feasts, O Judah;
mfulfill your vows,
nfor never again shall the worthless pass through you;
2 oThe scatterer has come up against you.
pMan the ramparts;
dress for battle;3
2 For qthe Lord is restoring the majesty of Jacob
and rruined their branches.
shis soldiers are clothed in scarlet.
4 tThe chariots race madly through the streets;
5 He remembers uhis officers;
vthey stumble as they go,
the siege tower4 is set up.
6 wThe river gates are opened;
the palace xmelts away;
her slave girls zlamenting,
8 bNineveh is like a pool
whose waters run away.7
but cnone turns back.
10 dDesolate! Desolation and ruin!
ganguish is in all loins;
hall faces grow pale!
the feeding place of ithe young lions,
where his cubs were, with jnone to disturb?
12 kThe lion tore enough for his cubs
and lstrangled prey for his lionesses;
13 mBehold, I am against you, declares the Lord of hosts, and nI will burn your8 chariots in smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions. I will cut off your prey from the earth, and othe voice of your messengers shall no longer be heard.
3 Woe to pthe bloody city,
qno end to the prey!
2 The crack of the whip, and rrumble of the wheel,
flashing sword and uglittering spear,
vhosts of slain,
4 And all for the countless whorings of the wprostitute,
xgraceful and of deadly charms,
5 mBehold, I am against you,
and ywill lift up your skirts over your face;
and I will make nations look at zyour nakedness
and atreat you with contempt
and make you ba spectacle.
7 And all who look at you cwill shrink from you and say,
fWhere shall I seek comforters for you?
that sat iby the Nile,
9 jCush was her strength;
10 mYet she became an exile;
nher infants were dashed in pieces
for her honored men olots were cast,
pand all her great men were bound in chains.
11 qYou also will be drunken;
ryou will seek a refuge from the enemy.
12 All your fortresses are slike fig trees
tare women in your midst.
14 uDraw water for the siege;
rstrengthen your forts;
Multiply yourselves wlike the locust;
multiply wlike the grasshopper!
16 You increased xyour merchants
wThe locust spreads its wings and flies away.
18 Your shepherds bare asleep,
cyour nobles slumber.
Your people dare scattered on the mountains
eyour wound is grievous.
fclap their hands over you.
For gupon whom has not come