1Moreover the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
2You, son of
man, thus says the Lord Yahweh to the land of Israel, An end: the end is come
on the four corners of the land.
3Now is the end on you, and I will send
my anger on you, and will judge you according to your ways; and I will bring
on you all your abominations.
4My eye shall not spare you, neither will I
have pity; but I will bring your ways on you, and your abominations shall be
in the midst of you: and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
the Lord Yahweh: An evil, an only evil; behold, it comes.
6An end is
come, the end is come; it awakes against you; behold, it comes.
doom is come to you, inhabitant of the land: the time is come, the day is
near, a day of tumult, and not of joyful shouting, on the
8Now will I shortly pour out my wrath on you, and accomplish
my anger against you, and will judge you according to your ways; and I will
bring on you all your abominations.
9My eye shall not spare, neither will
I have pity: I will bring on you according to your ways; and your
abominations shall be in the midst of you; and you shall know that I,
Yahweh, do strike.
10Behold, the day, behold, it comes: your doom is gone
forth; the rod has blossomed, pride has budded.
11Violence is risen up
into a rod of wickedness; none of them shall remain, nor of their
multitude, nor of their wealth: neither shall there be eminency among them.
12The time is come, the day draws near: don’t let the buyer rejoice, nor
the seller mourn; for wrath is on all the multitude of it.
seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they be yet alive:
for the vision is touching the whole multitude of it, none shall return;
neither shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.
have blown the trumpet, and have made all ready; but none goes to the battle;
for my wrath is on all the multitude of it.
15The sword is outside, and
the pestilence and the famine within: he who is in the field shall die with
the sword: and he who is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.
16But those of those who escape shall escape, and shall be on the
mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, every one in his
17All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as
18They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall
cover them; and shame shall be on all faces, and baldness on all their heads.
19They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be as
an unclean thing; their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver
them in the day of the wrath of Yahweh: they shall not satisfy their souls,
neither fill their bowels; because it has been the stumbling block of their
20As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty; but
they made the images of their abominations and their detestable
things therein: therefore have I made it to them as an unclean thing.
will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of
the earth for a spoil; and they shall profane it.
22My face will I turn
also from them, and they shall profane my secret place; and robbers
shall enter into it, and profane it.
23Make the chain; for the land is
full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.
will bring the worst of the nations, and they shall possess their houses: I
will also make the pride of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall
25Destruction comes; and they shall seek peace, and there
shall be none.
26Mischief shall come on mischief, and rumor shall be on
rumor; and they shall seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish
from the priest, and counsel from the elders.
27The king shall mourn, and
the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of
the land shall be troubled: I will do to them after their way, and according
to their own judgments will I judge them; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.