The Lord says, 1 “Beware! I am opposed to you, Babylon! 2 You are like a destructive mountain that destroys all the earth. I will unleash my power against you; 3 I will roll you off the cliffs and make you like a burned-out mountain. 4
Raiding bands went out from the camp of the Philistines in three groups. One band turned toward the road leading to Ophrah by the land of Shual;
For the Lord will pass through to strike Egypt, and when he sees 1 the blood on the top of the doorframe and the two side posts, then the Lord will pass over the door, and he will not permit the destroyer 2 to enter your houses to strike you. 3
When the angel 1 extended his hand to destroy Jerusalem, the Lord relented from his judgment. 2 He told the angel who was killing the people, “That’s enough! Stop now!” 3 (Now the Lord’s angel was near the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.)
The king ruined the high places east of Jerusalem, south of the Mount of Destruction, 1 that King Solomon of Israel had built for the detestable Sidonian goddess Astarte, the detestable Moabite god Chemosh, and the horrible Ammonite god Milcom.
God sent an angel 1 to ravage 2 Jerusalem. As he was doing so, 3 the Lord watched 4 and relented from 5 his judgment. 6 He told the angel who was destroying, “That’s enough! 7 Stop now!” 8 Now the Lord’s angel was standing near the threshing floor of Ornan 9 the Jebusite.
While they were striking them down, I was left alone, and I threw myself face down and cried out, “Ah, sovereign Lord! Will you destroy the entire remnant of Israel when you pour out your fury on Jerusalem?”