Look! I will press you down, like a cart loaded down with grain presses down. 1
But they do not know what the Lord is planning; they do not understand his strategy. He has gathered them like stalks of grain to be threshed 1 at the threshing floor.
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
On that day 1 I will make the leaders of Judah like an igniter 2 among sticks and a burning torch among sheaves, and they will burn up all the surrounding nations right and left. Then the people of Jerusalem will settle once more in their place, the city of Jerusalem.