The Redemption of Israel
1In that day the Lord with his hard and great and strong #[Jer. 47:6] sword will punish #Ps. 74:14 Leviathan the fleeing serpent, #Ps. 74:14 Leviathan the twisting serpent, and he will slay #ch. 51:9; Ezek. 29:3the dragon that is in the sea.
2In that day,
# ch. 5:7 “A pleasant vineyard,#27:2 Many Hebrew manuscripts A vineyard of wine #[ch. 26:1]sing of it!
3I, the Lord, am its keeper;
every moment I water it.
Lest anyone punish it,
I keep it night and day;
4I have no wrath.
# [ch. 10:17] Would that I had thorns and briers to battle!
I would march against them,
I would burn them up together.
5Or let them lay hold of my protection,
let them make peace with me,
let them make peace with me.”
6 # ch. 37:31; Hos. 14:5, 6 In days to come#27:6 Hebrew In those to come Jacob shall take root,
Israel shall blossom and put forth shoots
and fill the whole world with fruit.
Hos. 6:1, 2 Has he struck them #See ch. 37:36-38 as he struck those who struck them?
Or have they been slain #ch. 37:18, 19as their slayers were slain?
8 # [Jer. 10:24] Measure by measure,#27:8 Or By driving her away; the meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain by exile you contended with them;
# [Jer. 18:17] he removed them with his fierce breath#27:8 Or wind in the day of the east wind.
9Therefore by this #[ch. 22:14] the guilt of Jacob will be atoned for,
and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin:#27:9 Septuagint and this is the blessing when I take away his sin
# [2 Kgs. 18:4] when he makes all the stones of the altars
like chalkstones crushed to pieces,
no #See Deut. 16:21Asherim or incense altars will remain standing.
10 # ch. 17:9; 32:14, 19; [Hos. 8:14; Mic. 5:11] For the fortified city is solitary,
a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness;
there the calf grazes;
there it lies down and strips its branches.
11When its boughs are dry, they are broken;
women come and make a fire of them.
Deut. 32:28; See ch. 30:16-18 For this is a people without discernment;
therefore he who made them will not have compassion on them;
he who formed them will show them no favor.
12In that day #See Gen. 15:18from the river Euphrates#27:12 Hebrew from the River to the Brook of Egypt the Lord will thresh out the grain, and you will be gleaned one by one, O people of Israel. 13And in that day #Lev. 25:9; [Matt. 24:31; Rev. 11:15] a great trumpet will be blown, #ch. 11:11, 16; Mic. 7:12 and those who were lost in the land of Assyria and those who were driven out to the land of Egypt #[ch. 2:2]will come and worship the Lord on the holy mountain at Jerusalem.