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27 Behold, the name of the Lord comes from afar,
Burning with His anger,
And His burden is heavy;
His lips are full of indignation,
And His tongue like a devouring fire.
28 kHis breath is like an overflowing stream,
lWhich reaches up to the neck,
To sift the nations with the sieve of futility;
And there shall be ma bridle in the jaws of the people,
Causing them to err.
As in the night when a holy festival is kept,
And gladness of heart as when one goes with a flute,
To come into nthe mountain of the Lord,
To 8the Mighty One of Israel.
30 oThe Lord will cause His glorious voice to be heard,
And show the descent of His arm,
With the indignation of His anger
And the flame of a devouring fire,
With scattering, tempest, pand hailstones.
31 For qthrough the voice of the Lord
Assyria will be 9beaten down,
As He strikes with the rrod.
Which the Lord lays on him,
It will be with tambourines and harps;
And in battles of sbrandishing He will fight with it.
33 tFor Tophet was established of old,
Yes, for the king it is prepared.
He has made it deep and large;
Its pyre is fire with much wood;
The breath of the Lord, like a stream of brimstone,
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