Hear what the Lord has to say, O nations. Proclaim it in the faraway lands along the sea. Say, “The one who scattered Israel will regather them. He will watch over his people like a shepherd watches over his flock.”
Then 1 he came down with them and stood on a level place. 2 And a large number 3 of his disciples had gathered 4 along with 5 a vast multitude from all over Judea, from 6 Jerusalem, 7 and from the seacoast of Tyre 8 and Sidon. 9 They came to hear him and to be healed
I will perform a mighty act among them 1 and then send some of those who remain to the nations – to Tarshish, Pul, 2 Lud 3 (known for its archers 4 ), Tubal, Javan, 5 and to the distant coastlands 6 that have not heard about me or seen my splendor. They will tell the nations of my splendor.
Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) went out and prepared for battle. In the Valley of Siddim they met 1
I will indeed bless you, 1 and I will greatly multiply 2 your descendants 3 so that they will be as countless as the stars in the sky or the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession 4 of the strongholds 5 of their enemies.
Then they must put over it a covering of fine leather 1 and spread over that a cloth entirely of blue, and then they must insert its poles.
They must spread over them a scarlet cloth, and cover the same with a covering of fine leather; and they must insert its poles.
“They must spread a blue cloth on the gold altar, and cover it with a covering of fine leather; and they must insert its poles.
Then they must take all the utensils of the service, with which they serve in the sanctuary, put them in a blue cloth, cover them with a covering of fine leather, and put them on a carrying beam.
They must carry the curtains for the tabernacle and the tent of meeting with its covering, the covering of fine leather that is over it, the curtains for the entrance of the tent of meeting,
These kings came out with their armies; they were as numerous as the sand on the seashore and had a large number of horses and chariots. 1
Now the Midianites, Amalekites, and the people from the east covered the valley like a swarm of locusts. 1 Their camels could not be counted; they were as innumerable as the sand on the seashore.
(Hiram’s fleet, which carried gold from Ophir, also brought from Ophir a very large quantity of fine timber and precious gems.