22 The 1burden against the Valley of Vision.
What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops,
Your slain men are not slain with the sword,
Nor dead in battle.
They are captured by the archers.
All who are found in you are bound together;
They have fled from afar.
bI will weep bitterly;
Do not labor to comfort me
Because of the plundering of the daughter of my people.”
5 cFor it is a day of trouble and treading down and perplexity
dBy the Lord God of hosts
In the Valley of Vision—
Breaking down the walls
And of crying to the mountain.
6 eElam bore the quiver
With chariots of men and horsemen,
And fKir uncovered the shield.
Shall be full of chariots,
And the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.
You looked in that day to the armor hof the House of the Forest;
That it was great;
And you gathered together the waters of the lower pool.
And the houses you broke down
To fortify the wall.
11 jYou also made a reservoir between the two walls
For the water of the old kpool.
But you did not look to its Maker,
Nor did you have respect for Him who fashioned it long ago.
lCalled for weeping and for mourning,
mFor baldness and for girding with sackcloth.
Slaying oxen and killing sheep,
Eating meat and ndrinking wine:
o“Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”
14 pThen it was revealed in my hearing by the Lord of hosts,
“Surely for this iniquity there qwill be no atonement for you,
Even to your death,” says the Lord God of hosts.
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