But Hezekiah was ungrateful; he had a proud attitude, provoking God to be angry at him, as well as Judah and Jerusalem. 1
But then Hezekiah and the residents of Jerusalem humbled themselves and abandoned their pride, and the Lord was not angry with them for the rest of Hezekiah’s reign. 1
Your children faint; they lie at the head of every street like an antelope in a snare. They are left in a stupor by the Lord’s anger, by the battle cry of your God. 1
The Lord is the only true God. He is the living God and the everlasting King. When he shows his anger the earth shakes. None of the nations can stand up to his fury.
As surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, with a powerful hand and an outstretched arm, 1 and with an outpouring of rage, I will be king over you.
To arouse anger, to take vengeance, I have placed her blood on an exposed rock so that it cannot be covered up.
“Then the king of the south 1 will be enraged and will march out to fight against the king of the north, who will also muster a large army, but that army will be delivered into his hand.
The princes of Judah are like those who move boundary markers. I will pour out my rage on them like a torrential flood! 1
“For the Lord who rules over all says, ‘As I had planned to hurt 1 you when your fathers made me angry,’ says the Lord who rules over all, ‘and I was not sorry,
It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful.
“Go, seek an oracle from 1 the Lord for me and the people – for all Judah. Find out about 2 the words of this scroll that has been discovered. For the Lord’s fury has been ignited against us, 3 because our ancestors have not obeyed the words of this scroll by doing all that it instructs us to do.” 4
“Go, seek an oracle from 1 the Lord for me and those who remain in Israel and Judah. Find out about 2 the words of this scroll that has been discovered. For the Lord’s fury has been ignited against us, 3 because our ancestors 4 have not obeyed the word of the Lord by doing all that this scroll instructs!” 5
Why do you forget 1 the Lord, who made you, who stretched out the sky 2 and founded the earth? Why do you constantly tremble all day long 3 at the anger of the oppressor, when he makes plans to destroy? Where is the anger of the oppressor? 4
Just as ritual circumcision cuts away the foreskin as an external symbol of dedicated covenant commitment, you must genuinely dedicate yourselves to the Lord and get rid of everything that hinders your commitment to me, 1 people of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem. If you do not, 2 my anger will blaze up like a flaming fire against you that no one will be able to extinguish. That will happen because of the evil you have done.”