What troubles you now,
that you have all gone up on the roofs,g
nor did they die in battle.
3 All your leaders have fledl together;
they have been capturedm without using the bow.
All you who were caught were taken prisoner together,
having fled while the enemy was still far away.
let me weepn bitterly.
Do not try to console me
over the destruction of my people.”o
5 The Lord, the Lord Almighty, has a dayp
in the Valley of Vision,s
a day of battering down wallst
and of crying out to the mountains.
with her charioteers and horses;
Kirw uncovers the shield.
7 Your choicest valleysx are full of chariots,
and horsemen are posted at the city gates.y
and you looked in that dayz
were broken throughc in many places;
you stored up water
in the Lower Pool.d
11 You built a reservoir between the two wallsg
for the water of the Old Pool,h
but you did not look to the One who made it,
called you on that dayk
to weepl and to wail,
13 But see, there is joy and revelry,o
slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep,
eating of meat and drinking of wine!p
“Let us eat and drink,” you say,
“for tomorrow we die!”q
“Go, say to this steward,
hewing your grave on the height
and chiseling your resting place in the rock?
and hurly you away, you mighty man.
and throwz you into a large country.
There you will die
and there the chariotsa you were so proud of
will become a disgrace to your master’s house.
20 “In that dayd I will summon my servant,e Eliakimf son of Hilkiah. 21 I will clothe him with your robe and fasten your sashg around him and hand your authorityh over to him. He will be a father to those who live in Jerusalem and to the people of Judah. 22 I will place on his shoulderi the keyj to the house of David;k what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.l 23 I will drive him like a pegm into a firm place;n he will become a seata of honoro for the house of his father. 24 All the glory of his family will hang on him: its offspring and offshoots—all its lesser vessels, from the bowls to all the jars.
25 “In that day,p” declares the Lord Almighty, “the pegq driven into the firm place will give way; it will be sheared off and will fall, and the load hanging on it will be cut down.” The Lord has spoken.r
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