His intention 1 will be to come with the strength of his entire kingdom, and he will form alliances. 2 He will give the king of the south 3 a daughter 4 in marriage in order to destroy the kingdom, but it will not turn out to his advantage.
For their mother has committed adultery; she who conceived them has acted shamefully. For she said, “I will seek out 1 my lovers; 2 they are the ones who give me my bread and my water, my wool, my flax, my olive oil, and my wine. 3
They will not pour out drink offerings of wine to the Lord; they will not please him with their sacrifices. Their sacrifices will be like bread eaten while in mourning; all those who eat them will make themselves ritually unclean. For their bread will be only to satisfy their appetite; it will not come into the temple of the Lord.
I will remove the one from the north 1 far from you. I will drive him out to a dry and desolate place. Those in front will be driven eastward into the Dead Sea, 2 and those in back westward into the Mediterranean Sea. 3 His stench will rise up as a foul smell.” 4 Indeed, the Lord 5 has accomplished great things.
On that day 1 the mountains will drip with sweet wine, 2 and the hills will flow with milk. 3 All the dry stream beds 4 of Judah will flow with water. A spring will flow out from the temple 5 of the Lord, watering the Valley of Acacia Trees. 6
This is what the Lord says: “Because Edom has committed three crimes 1 – make that four! 2 – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 3 He chased his brother 4 with a sword; he wiped out his allies. 5 In his anger he tore them apart without stopping to rest; 6 in his fury he relentlessly attacked them. 7
(But there is one who made the constellations Pleiades and Orion; he can turn the darkness into morning and daylight 1 into night. He summons the water of the seas and pours it out on the earth’s surface. The Lord is his name!
The sailors were so afraid that each cried out 1 to his own god 2 and they flung 3 the ship’s cargo 4 overboard 5 to make the ship lighter. 6 Jonah, meanwhile, 7 had gone down 8 into the hold 9 below deck,
I must endure 1 the Lord’s anger, for I have sinned against him. But then 2 he will defend my cause, 3 and accomplish justice on my behalf. He will lead me out into the light; I will experience firsthand 4 his deliverance. 5
The Lord is slow to anger 1 but great in power; 2 the Lord will certainly not 3 allow the wicked 4 to go unpunished.He marches out 5 in the whirlwind and the raging storm; dark storm clouds billow like dust 6 under his feet. 7
For the message is a witness to what is decreed; 1 it gives reliable testimony about how matters will turn out. 2 Even if the message 3 is not fulfilled right away, wait patiently; 4 for it will certainly come to pass – it will not arrive late.
Therefore you must wait patiently 1 for me,” says the Lord, “for the day when I attack and take plunder. 2 I have decided 3 to gather nations together and assemble kingdoms, so I can pour out my fury on them – all my raging anger. For 4 the whole earth will be consumed by my fiery anger.
“I will send it out,” says the Lord who rules over all, “and it will enter the house of the thief and of the person who swears falsely in my name. It will land in the middle of his house and destroy both timber and stones.”
Indeed, they made their heart as hard as diamond, 1 so that they could not obey the Torah and the other words the Lord who rules over all had sent by his Spirit through the former prophets. Therefore, the Lord who rules over all had poured out great wrath.
For the household gods 1 have spoken wickedness, the soothsayers have seen a lie, and as for the dreamers, they have disclosed emptiness and give comfort in vain. Therefore the people set out like sheep and become scattered because they have no shepherd. 2
“I will pour out on the kingship 1 of David and the population of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication so that they will look to me, 2 the one they have pierced. They will lament for him as one laments for an only son, and there will be a bitter cry for him like the bitter cry for a firstborn. 3
“Bring the entire tithe into the storehouse 1 so that there may be food in my temple. Test me in this matter,” says the Lord who rules over all, “to see if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until there is no room for it all.
But so that we don’t offend them, go to the lake and throw out a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth, you will find a four drachma coin. 1 Take that and give it to them for me and you.”
But as the man 1 went out he began to announce it publicly and spread the story widely, so that Jesus 2 was no longer able to enter any town openly but stayed outside in remote places. Still 3 they kept coming 4 to him from everywhere.