Chapter 33

The Judgment of God

1 Woe ato you, O destroyer,

While you were not destroyed;

And he bwho is treacherous, while others did not deal treacherously with him.

As soon as you finish destroying, cyou will be destroyed;

As soon as you cease to deal treacherously, others will ddeal treacherously with you.

2 O Lord, abe gracious to us; we have bwaited for You.

Be 1their 2cstrength every morning,

Our salvation also in the dtime of distress.

3 At the sound of the tumult apeoples flee;

At the blifting up of Yourself nations disperse.

4 Your spoil is gathered as the caterpillar gathers;

As locusts rushing about men rush about on it.

5 The Lord is aexalted, for He dwells on high;

He has bfilled Zion with justice and righteousness.

6 And He will be the 1astability of your times,

A bwealth of salvation, wisdom and cknowledge;

The dfear of the Lord is his treasure.

7 Behold, their brave men cry in 1the streets,

The 2aambassadors of peace weep bitterly.

8 The highways are desolate, 1the atraveler has ceased,

He has bbroken the covenant, he has despised the cities,

He has no regard for man.

9 aThe land mourns and pines away,

bLebanon is shamed and withers;

cSharon is like a desert plain,

And Bashan and Carmel 1lose their foliage.

10 “Now aI will arise,” says the Lord,

“Now I will be exalted, now I will be lifted up.

11 “You have aconceived 1chaff, you will give birth to stubble;

2My bbreath will consume you like a fire.

12 “The peoples will be burned to lime,

aLike cut thorns which are burned in the fire.

13 “You who are far away, ahear what I have done;

And you who are near, 1acknowledge My might.”

14 aSinners in Zion are terrified;

bTrembling has seized the godless.

“Who among us can live with cthe consuming fire?

Who among us can live with 1continual dburning?”

15 He who awalks righteously and speaks with sincerity,

He who rejects 1unjust gain

And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe;

He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed

And bshuts his eyes from looking upon evil;

16 He will dwell on the heights,

aHis refuge will be the 1impregnable rock;

bHis bread will be given him,

His water will be sure.

17 Your eyes will see athe King in His beauty;

They will behold ba far-distant land.

18 Your heart will meditate on aterror:

“Where is bhe who counts?

Where is he who weighs?

Where is he who counts the towers?”

19 You will no longer see a fierce people,

A people of 1aunintelligible speech 2which no one comprehends,

Of a stammering tongue 3which no one understands.

20 aLook upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts;

Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an bundisturbed habitation,

cA tent which will not be folded;

Its stakes will never be pulled up,

Nor any of its cords be torn apart.

21 But there the majestic One, the Lord, will be for us

A place of arivers and wide canals

On which no boat with oars will go,

And on which no mighty ship will pass—

22 For the Lord is our ajudge,

The Lord is bour lawgiver,

The Lord is cour king;

dHe will save us—

23 Your tackle hangs slack;

It cannot hold the base of its mast firmly,

Nor spread out the sail.

Then the aprey of an abundant spoil will be divided;

bThe lame will take the plunder.

24 And no resident will say, “I am asick”;

The people who dwell 1there will be bforgiven their iniquity.


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