He made ten washing basins; he put five on the south side and five on the north side. In them they rinsed the items used for burnt sacrifices; the priests washed in “The Sea.”
Messengers 1 arrived and reported to Jehoshaphat, “A huge army is attacking you from the other side of the Dead Sea, 2 from the direction of Edom. 3 Look, they are in Hazezon Tamar (that is, En Gedi).”
You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, 1 along with all their multitude of stars, 2 the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You impart life to them all, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
Its soldiers are armed with bows and spears. They are cruel and show no mercy. They sound like the roaring sea as they ride forth on their horses. Lined up in formation like men going into battle to attack you, Daughter Zion.’” 1
I the King, whose name is the Lord who rules over all, 1 swear this: I swear as surely as I live that 2 a conqueror is coming. He will be as imposing as Mount Tabor is among the mountains, as Mount Carmel is against the backdrop of the sea. 3
Then 1 I heard every creature – in heaven, on earth, under the earth, in the sea, and all that is in them – singing: 2 “To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb be praise, honor, glory, and ruling power 3 forever and ever!”
After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth so no wind could blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree.
Then 1 I saw another angel ascending from the east, 2 who had 3 the seal 4 of the living God. He 5 shouted out with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given permission 6 to damage the earth and the sea: 7
Therefore you heavens rejoice, and all who reside in them! But 1 woe to the earth and the sea because the devil has come down to you! He 2 is filled with terrible anger, for he knows that he only has a little time!”
Then 1 one powerful angel picked up a stone like a huge millstone, threw it into the sea, and said, “With this kind of sudden violent force 2 Babylon the great city will be thrown down 3 and it will never be found again!
Then when the sailors tried to escape from the ship and were lowering the ship’s boat into the sea, pretending 1 that they were going to put out anchors from the bow,