9 I saw the Lord standing by the altar, and he said:
“Strike the tops of the pillars
so that the thresholds shake.
Bring them down on the headsn of all the people;
those who are left I will kill with the sword.
Not one will get away,
none will escape.o
2 Though they dig down to the depths below,p
from there my hand will take them.
Though they climb up to the heavens above,q
from there I will bring them down.r
3 Though they hide themselves on the top of Carmel,s
there I will hunt them down and seize them.t
Though they hide from my eyes at the bottom of the sea,u
there I will command the swordx to slay them.
“I will keep my eye on them
he touches the earth and it melts,b
and all who live in it mourn;
the whole land rises like the Nile,
then sinks like the river of Egypt;c
and sets its foundationb on the earth;
he calls for the waters of the sea
and pours them out over the face of the land—
the Lord is his name.e
declares the Lord.
“Did I not bring Israel up from Egypt,
and the Arameans from Kir?i
are on the sinful kingdom.
I will destroyj it
from the face of the earth.
Yet I will not totally destroy
the descendants of Jacob,”
declares the Lord.k
and I will shake the people of Israel
among all the nations
and not a pebble will reach the ground.n
will die by the sword,o
all those who say,
‘Disaster will not overtake or meet us.’p
The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
That is, people from the upper Nile region
That is, Crete
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