With His fierce and great and mighty sword,
Even 1Leviathan the twisted serpent;
And cHe will kill the dragon who lives in the sea.
aI water it every moment.
So that no one will 1damage it,
I bguard it night and day.
Let him make peace with Me,
Let him bmake peace with Me.”
Israel will bblossom and sprout,
7 Like the striking of Him who has struck them, has aHe struck them?
Or like the slaughter of His slain, 1have they been slain?
With His fierce wind He has expelled them on the day of the beast wind.
9 Therefore through this Jacob’s iniquity will be aforgiven;
When he makes all the caltar stones like pulverized chalk stones;
When 3Asherim and incense altars will not stand.
10 For the fortified city is aisolated,
A 1homestead forlorn and forsaken like the desert;
bThere the calf will graze,
And there it will lie down and 2feed on its branches.
11 When its alimbs are dry, they are broken off;
Women come and make a fire with them,
For they are not a people of bdiscernment,
And their Creator will not be gracious to them.
13 It will come about also in that day that a great atrumpet will be blown, and those who were perishing in the land of bAssyria and who were scattered in the land of Egypt will come and cworship the Lord in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.
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