27 In that day,o
the Lord will punish with his swordp—
his fierce, great and powerful sword—
Leviathan the coiling serpent;
he will slay the monsters of the sea.
2 In that dayt—
I waterw it continually.
I guardx it day and night
so that no one may harmy it.
If only there were briers and thorns confronting me!
I would march against them in battle;
I would set them all on fire.z
5 Or else let them come to me for refuge;a
let them make peaceb with me,
yes, let them make peace with me.”
6 In days to come Jacob will take root,c
Israel will bud and blossomd
and fill all the world with fruit.e
as he struckf down those who struck her?
Has she been killed
as those were killed who killed her?
with his fierce blast he drives her out,
as on a day the east windh blows.
9 By this, then, will Jacob’s guilt be atonedi for,
and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin:j
When he makes all the altar stonesk
to be like limestone crushed to pieces,
will be left standing.
10 The fortified city stands desolate,n
an abandoned settlement, forsakeno like the wilderness;
there the calves graze,p
there they lie down;q
they strip its branches bare.
11 When its twigs are dry, they are broken offr
and women come and make firess with them.
For this is a people without understanding;t
so their Maker has no compassion on them,
12 In that day the Lord will threshw from the flowing Euphrates to the Wadi of Egypt,x and you, Israel, will be gatheredy up one by one. 13 And in that dayz a great trumpeta will sound. Those who were perishing in Assyria and those who were exiledb in Egyptc will come and worshipd the Lord on the holy mountaine in Jerusalem.
See Septuagint; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
That is, wooden symbols of the goddess Asherah