Then they must place on it all its implements with which they serve there – the trays, the meat forks, the shovels, the basins, and all the utensils of the altar – and they must spread on it a covering of fine leather, and then insert its poles. 1
Get up now, 1 resume your journey, heading for 2 the Amorite hill country, to all its areas 3 including the arid country, 4 the highlands, the Shephelah, 5 the Negev, 6 and the coastal plain – all of Canaan and Lebanon as far as the Great River, that is, the Euphrates.
The king had a fleet of large merchant ships 1 manned by Huram’s men 2 that sailed the sea. Once every three years the fleet 3 came into port with cargoes of 4 gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks. 5
They observed the Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days with joy, for the Lord had given them joy and had changed the opinion 1 of the king of Assyria 2 toward them, so that he assisted 3 them in the work on the temple of God, the God of Israel.
At that time 1 those who live on this coast 2 will say, ‘Look what has happened to our source of hope to whom we fled for help, expecting to be rescued from the king of Assyria! How can we escape now?’”
Those survivors from Jacob will live among the nations, in the midst of many peoples. They will be like a lion among the animals of the forest, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep, which attacks when it passes through; it rips its prey 1 and there is no one to stop it. 2
But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, 1 idol worshipers, 2 and all those who lie, their place 3 will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. 4 That 5 is the second death.”
It then turned on the west side southward from the hill near Beth Horon on the south and extended to Kiriath Baal (that is, Kiriath Jearim), a city belonging to the tribe 1 of Judah. This is the western border. 2
This is what the Lord says: “The profit 1 of Egypt and the revenue 2 of Ethiopia, along with the Sabeans, those tall men, will be brought to you 3 and become yours. They will walk behind you, coming along in chains. 4 They will bow down to you and pray to you: 5 ‘Truly God is with 6 you; he has no peer; 7 there is no other God!’”
Indeed, the coastlands 1 look eagerly for me, the large ships 2 are in the lead, bringing your sons from far away, along with their silver and gold, to honor the Lord your God, 3 the Holy One of Israel, 4 for he has bestowed honor on you.
“‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: On the day it 1 went down to Sheol I caused observers to lament. 2 I covered it with the deep and held back its rivers; its plentiful water was restrained. I clothed Lebanon in black for it, and all the trees of the field wilted because of it.