18 Therefore Yahweh waits to be gracious to you,
and therefore he will rise up to show you mercy,
for Yahweh is a God of justice;
blessed are all those who wait for him.
in Jerusalem, you will surely not weep.
Surely he will be gracious to you;
when he hears the sound of your cry, he will answer you.
and the water of oppression,
And your eyes ⌊shall see⌋a your teachers.
“this is the way; walk in it,”
when you go to your right
and when you go to your left.
and the covering of your gold image.
You will scatter them like contaminated things;b
you will say to it, “Filth!”c
and grain, the produce of the ground, and it will be rich and ⌊fertile⌋.d
On that day, your cattle will graze in broad pastures;e
24 and the oxen and the donkeys that tillf the ground will eat fodder, sorrel
that has been winnowed with shovel and pitchfork.
watercourses of water, on a day of great slaughter, when towers fall.
and the light of the sun will be sevenfold, like the light of seven days,
on the day when Yahweh binds up the breakage of his people,
and he heals the wound of his blow.
Literally “be seeing”
Hebrew “contaminated thing”
Or “Get out!”