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All thy rulers are fled together, they are bound by the archers:
All that are found in thee are bound together, which
have fled from far. Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep
Labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling
of the daughter of my people. For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and
of perplexity By the Lord God of hosts in the valley of vision, Breaking down the walls, and of crying to the
mountains. And Elam bare the quiver With chariots of men and horsemen, And Kir uncovered the shield. And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys
shall be full of chariots, And the horsemen shall set themselves in array at
And he discovered the covering of Judah,
And thou didst look in that day to the armour of
the house of the forest. Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David,
that they are many: And ye gathered together the waters of the lower
And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem,
And the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.
Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for
the water of the old pool: But ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, Neither had respect unto him that fashioned it
And in that day did the Lord God of hosts call
to weeping, and to mourning, And to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth: And behold joy and gladness, Slaying oxen, and killing sheep, Eating flesh, and drinking wine: Let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die. And it was revealed in mine ears by the Lord of
Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you
till ye die, Saith the Lord God of hosts.
Thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house, and say,
What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, That thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, As he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, And that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?
Behold, the Lord will carry thee away with a mighty
captivity, And will surely cover thee. He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a
Into a large country:
And I will clothe him with thy robe,
And to the house of Judah.
And the key of the house of David will I lay upon
his shoulder; So he shall open, and none shall shut; And he shall shut, and none shall open. And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; And he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's
And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his
father's house, The offspring and the issue, All vessels of small quantity, From the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels
of flagons. In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, Shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be
removed, And be cut down, and fall; And the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: For the Lord hath spoken it.
The burden of Tyre.
Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; For it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in:
From the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.
Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle;
Thou whom the merchants of Zidon,that pass
over the sea, have replenished.
Even the strength of the sea, saying,
Neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins.
As at the report concerning Egypt,
Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days?
Her own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn. Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the
crowning city, Whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers
are the honourable of the earth? The Lord of hosts hath purposed it, To stain the pride of all glory, And to bring into contempt all the honourable of
Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of
Tarshish: There is no more strength. He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook
the kingdoms: The Lord hath given a commandment against the
merchant city, to destroy the strong holds thereof. And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon: Arise, pass over to Chittim; There also shalt thou have no rest.