Destruction of the Sanctuary
1#Ps 68:21; Am 3:14I saw the Lord standing upon the altar, and He said:
Strike the capitals
so that the thresholds shake;
break them off onto the heads of all of them.
Those who remain I will slay with the sword.
Not one of them will get away;
not one fugitive will survive.
2#Jer 51:53; Ob 1:4 Though they dig down to Sheol,
from there My hand will capture them;
though they climb up to the heavens,
from there I will bring them down;
3#Jer 16:16; Job 34:22 though they hide on the top of Carmel,
from there I will search and catch them;
though they hide from My sight on the bottom of the sea,
from there will I command the serpent to bite them;
4#Lev 26:33; Jer 44:11 and though they go into captivity before their enemies,
from there will I command the sword to slay them.
I will set My eyes upon them
for evil and not for good.
5#Am 8:8; Ps 46:6 The Lord God of Hosts,
He who touches the earth and it melts,
and all who live on it mourn;
it all rises up like the Nile,
and subsides like the river of Egypt;
6#Ps 104:3; Am 5:8 who builds His chambers in the heavens,
and founds His vault over the earth;
who summons the waters of the sea,
and pours them out upon the surface of the earth—
the Lord is His name.
7#Jer 47:4; Am 1:5 Are you not like the Ethiopians to Me,
O children of Israel?
says the Lord.
Did I not bring Israel up from the land of Egypt,
but also the Philistines from Caphtor,
and the Arameans from Kir?
8#Jer 30:11; 44:27 The eyes of the Lord God
are upon the sinful kingdom,
and I will destroy it
from off the face of the earth,
though I will not completely destroy
the house of Jacob,
says the Lord.
9See, I am giving the command,
and I will sift the house of Israel
among all the nations,
as one sifts with a sieve,
and not a pebble falls to the ground.
10#Am 6:3; Isa 33:14 All the sinners of My people
will die by the sword,
those who say,
“Never will disaster reach or overtakeus.”
Restoration of the Davidic Kingdom
11#Ps 80:12; Isa 16:5 On that day will I raise up
the hut of David that is fallen;
I will close up its breached walls,
raise up its ruins,
and rebuild it as in the days of old;
12#Isa 43:7; 11:14 that they may possess the remnant of Edom,
and of all the nations called by My name,
says the Lord who will do this.
13#Lev 26:5; Joel 3:18Indeed, the days are coming, says the Lord,
when the plowman will overtake the one who is reaping,
and the treader of grapes the one who is sowing the seed;
the mountains will drip sweet wine,
and all the hills will flow with it.
14#Jer 30:18; Isa 61:4; Jer 30:3 I will restore the fortunes of My people Israel;
they will rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them;
they will plant vineyards and drink their wine;
they will make gardens and eat their fruit.
15#Isa 60:21; Jer 24:6 I will plant them upon their land,
and no more will they be uprooted
out of their land which I have given them.
The Lord your God has spoken.