2 On a bare hill hraise a signal;
wave the hand for ithem to enter
my proudly exulting ones.1
4 The sound jof a tumult is on the mountains
kThe Lord of hosts is mustering
5 lThey come from a distant land,
to destroy the whole land.2
as destruction from the Almighty3 it will come!
and every human heart owill melt.
ppangs and agony will seize them;
qthey will be in anguish like a woman in labor.
9 Behold, nthe day of the Lord comes,
and rto destroy its sinners from it.
10 sFor the stars of the heavens and their constellations
tthe sun will be dark at its rising,
11 I will punish uthe world for its evil,
I will vput an end to the pomp of the arrogant,
wand lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.
12 I will make xpeople more rare than fine gold,
and mankind than the ygold of Ophir.
13 Therefore zI will make the heavens tremble,
aeach will turn to his own people,
16 bTheir infants will be dashed in pieces
17 Behold, cI am stirring up the Medes against them,
19 And Babylon, ethe glory of kingdoms,
will be flike Sodom and Gomorrah
20 gIt will never be inhabited
no hArab will pitch his tent there;
no ishepherds will make their flocks lie down there.
21 But jwild animals will lie down there,
22 Hyenas6 will cry in its towers,
14 nFor the Lord will have compassion on Jacob and will again choose Israel, and owill set them in their own land, and psojourners will join them and will attach themselves to the house of Jacob. 2 And qthe peoples will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them in the Lord's land ras male and female slaves.7 sThey will take captive those who were their captors, tand rule over those who oppressed them.
3 When the Lord has given you rest from your pain and turmoil and the hard service with which you were made to serve, 4 you will take up this utaunt against the king of Babylon:
5 The Lord has broken the wstaff of the wicked,
the wscepter of rulers,
6 xthat struck the peoples in wrath
ythey break forth into singing.
bthe cedars of Lebanon, saying,
10 cAll of them will answer
12 “How dyou are fallen from heaven,
O Day Star, eson of Dawn!
f‘I will ascend to heaven;
gI will set my throne on high;
in the far reaches of the north;9
15 hBut you are brought down to Sheol,
‘Is this ithe man who made the earth tremble,
jwho did not let his prisoners go home?’
each in his own tomb;10
kclothed with the slain, those pierced by the sword,
“May lthe offspring of evildoers
mbecause of the guilt of their fathers,
22 “I will rise up against them,” declares the Lord of hosts, “and will cut off from Babylon name and nremnant, odescendants and posterity,” declares the Lord. 23 “And I will make it a possession of the phedgehog,11 and pools of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction,” declares the Lord of hosts.
q“As I have planned,
25 that rI will break the Assyrian in my land,
and shis yoke shall depart from them,
and shis burden from their shoulder.”
and this is tthe hand that is stretched out
27 uFor the Lord of hosts has purposed,
tHis hand is stretched out,
29 Rejoice not, xO Philistia, all of you,
that ythe rod that struck you is broken,
and its fruit will be a zflying fiery serpent.
30 And the firstborn of athe poor will graze,
and athe needy lie down in safety;
melt in fear, xO Philistia, all of you!
dFor smoke comes out of the north,
e“The Lord has founded Zion,
Because gAr of Moab is laid waste in a night,
because hKir of Moab is laid waste in a night,
to the high places13 to weep;
On every head is lbaldness;
their voice is heard as far as nJahaz;
For at the oascent of Luhith
on the road to oHoronaim
6 the waters of pNimrim
7 qTherefore the abundance they have gained
sa lion for those of Moab who escape,
 13:3 Or those who exult in my majesty
 13:5 Or earth; also verse 9
 13:6 The Hebrew words for destruction and almighty sound alike
 13:18 Hebrew dash in pieces
 13:21 Or owls
 13:22 Or foxes
 14:2 Or servants
 14:4 Dead Sea Scroll (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate); the meaning of the word in the Masoretic Text is uncertain
 14:13 Or in the remote parts of Zaphon
 14:18 Hebrew house
 14:23 Possibly porcupine, or owl
 15:2 Hebrew the house
 15:2 Or temple, even Dibon to the high places
 15:9 Dead Sea Scroll, Vulgate (compare Syriac); Masoretic Text Dimon; twice in this verse
6 Brothers,1 oif anyone is caught in any transgression, pyou who are spiritual should restore him in qa spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2 rBear one another's burdens, and sso fulfill tthe law of Christ. 3 For uif anyone thinks he is something, vwhen he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each one wtest his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. 5 For xeach will have to bear his own load.
6 yLet the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. 7 zDo not be deceived: God is not mocked, for awhatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For bthe one who sows to his own flesh cwill from the flesh reap corruption, but dthe one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 And elet us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, fif we do not give up. 10 So then, gas we have opportunity, let us hdo good to everyone, and especially to those who are iof the household of faith.
11 See with what large letters I am writing to you jwith my own hand. 12 kIt is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh lwho would force you to be circumcised, and only min order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. 14 But far be it from me to boast nexcept in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which2 the world ohas been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For pneither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but qa new creation. 16 And as for all who walk by this rule, rpeace and mercy be upon them, and upon sthe Israel of God.