David told the entire assembly: “Praise the Lord your God!” So the entire assembly praised the Lord God of their ancestors; they bowed down and stretched out flat on the ground before the Lord and the king.
Solomon began building the Lord’s temple in Jerusalem 1 on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to his father David. This was the place that David prepared at the threshing floor of Ornan 2 the Jebusite.
“At that time,” 1 says the Lord who commands armies, “the peg fastened into a solid place will come loose. It will be cut off and fall, and the load hanging on it will be cut off.” 2 Indeed, 3 the Lord has spoken.
1 Your dead will come back to life; your corpses will rise up. Wake up and shout joyfully, you who live in the ground! 2 For you will grow like plants drenched with the morning dew, 3 and the earth will bring forth its dead spirits. 4
Once he has leveled its surface, does he not scatter the seed of the caraway plant, sow the seed of the cumin plant, and plant the wheat, barley, and grain in their designated places? 1
Indeed, they are barely planted; yes, they are barely sown; yes, they barely take root in the earth, and then he blows on them, causing them to dry up, and the wind carries them away like straw.
I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will get drunk on their own blood, as if it were wine. 1 Then all humankind 2 will recognize that I am the Lord, your deliverer, your protector, 3 the powerful ruler of Jacob.” 4
Certainly the Lord will console Zion; he will console all her ruins. He will make her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the Garden of the Lord. Happiness and joy will be restored to 1 her, thanksgiving and the sound of music.
For just as the ground produces its crops and a garden yields its produce, so the sovereign Lord will cause deliverance 1 to grow, and give his people reason to praise him in the sight of all the nations. 2
The snorting of the enemy’s horses is already being heard in the city of Dan. The sound of the neighing of their stallions 1 causes the whole land to tremble with fear. They are coming to destroy the land and everything in it! They are coming to destroy 2 the cities and everyone who lives in them!”
Tell your daughters and neighbors, ‘The Lord says, “The dead bodies of people will lie scattered everywhere like manure scattered on a field. They will lie scattered on the ground like grain that has been cut down but has not been gathered.”’” 1
The Lord answered, 1 “If you have raced on foot against men and they have worn you out, how will you be able to compete with horses? And if you feel secure only 2 in safe and open country, 3 how will you manage in the thick undergrowth along the Jordan River? 4
“Tell these people this, Jeremiah: 1 ‘My eyes overflow with tears day and night without ceasing. 2 For my people, my dear children, 3 have suffered a crushing blow. They have suffered a serious wound. 4
You are the one in whom Israel may find hope. 1 All who leave you will suffer shame. Those who turn away from you 2 will be consigned to the nether world. 3 For they have rejected you, the Lord, the fountain of life. 4
The Lord God of Israel told Jeremiah 1 to go and give King Zedekiah of Judah a message. He told Jeremiah 2 to tell him, “The Lord says, ‘I am going to 3 hand this city over to the king of Babylon and he will burn it down.
For I, the Lord, affirm that 1 I will soon give the order and bring them back to this city. They will fight against it and capture it and burn it down. I will also make the towns of Judah desolate so that there will be no one living in them.”’”
The Lord God of Israel who rules over all 1 spoke about Moab. 2 “Sure to be judged is Nebo! Indeed, 3 it will be destroyed! Kiriathaim 4 will suffer disgrace. It will be captured! Its fortress 5 will suffer disgrace. It will be torn down! 6
like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds after the rain. 1 This was the appearance of the surrounding brilliant light; it looked like the glory of the Lord. When I saw 2 it, I threw myself face down, and I heard a voice speaking.