Among the smooth stones of the stream are the idols you love; they, they are the object of your devotion. 1 You pour out liquid offerings to them, you make an offering. Because of these things I will seek vengeance. 2
Oh, how shattered Moab will be! Oh, how her people will wail! Oh, how she will turn away 1 in shame! Moab will become an object of ridicule, a terrifying sight to all the nations that surround her.”
“Edom will become an object of horror. All who pass by it will be filled with horror; they will hiss out their scorn because of all the disasters that have happened to it. 1
Babylon hammered the whole world to pieces. But see how that ‘hammer’ has been broken and shattered! 1 See what an object of horror Babylon has become among the nations!
ח (Khet) Jerusalem committed terrible sin; 1 therefore she became an object of scorn. 2 All who admired 3 her have despised her 4 because they have seen her nakedness. 5 She groans aloud 6 and turns away in shame. 7
You will be 1 an object of scorn and taunting, 2 a prime example of destruction 3 among the nations around you when I execute judgments against you in anger and raging fury. 4 I, the Lord, have spoken!
I will set my face against that person and will make him an object lesson and a byword 1 and will cut him off from among my people. Then you will know that I am the Lord.
before your evil was exposed? Now you have become an object of scorn to the daughters of Aram 1 and all those around her and to the daughters of the Philistines – those all around you who despise you.
Ezekiel will be an object lesson for you; you will do all that he has done. When it happens, then you will know that I am the sovereign Lord.’
On that day you will be able to speak again; 1 you will talk with the fugitive and be silent no longer. You will be an object lesson for them, and they will know that I am the Lord.”
The Lord responded 1 to his people, “Look! I am about to restore your grain 2 as well as fresh wine and olive oil. You will be fully satisfied. 3 I will never again make you an object of mockery among the nations.
You must be truthful, honest and upright when you take an oath saying, ‘As surely as the Lord lives!’ 1 If you do, 2 the nations will pray to be as blessed by him as you are and will make him the object of their boasting.” 3
You have been the object of Israel’s hopes. You have saved them when they were in trouble. Why have you become like a resident foreigner 1 in the land? Why have you become like a traveler who only stops in to spend the night?
I will make this city an object of horror, a thing to be hissed at. All who pass by it will be filled with horror and will hiss out their scorn 1 because of all the disasters that have happened to it. 2
I made Jerusalem 1 and the cities of Judah, its kings and its officials drink it. 2 I did it so Judah would become a ruin. I did it so Judah, its kings, and its officials would become an object 3 of horror and of hissing scorn, an example used in curses. 4 Such is already becoming the case! 5