Jonathan said to David, “The Lord God of Israel is my witness. 1 I will feel out my father about this time the day after tomorrow. If he is favorably inclined toward David, will I not then send word to you and let you know? 2
There is no actual speech or word, nor is its 1 voice literally heard.
May I be fully committed to your statutes, 1 so that I might not be ashamed.
I listened and my stomach churned; 1 the sound made my lips quiver. My frame went limp, as if my bones were decaying, 2 and I shook as I tried to walk. 3 I long 4 for the day of distress to come upon 5 the people who attack us.
“A noise is heard on the hilltops. It is the sound of the people of Israel crying and pleading to their gods. Indeed they have followed sinful ways; 1 they have forgotten to be true to the Lord their God. 2
I will put an end to the sounds of joy and gladness, or the glad celebration of brides and grooms throughout the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem. For the whole land will become a desolate wasteland.”
Out of those places you will hear songs of thanksgiving 1 and the sounds of laughter and merriment. I will increase their number and they will not dwindle away. 2 I will bring them honor and they will no longer be despised.
So I prophesied as I was commanded. There was a sound when I prophesied – I heard 1 a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to bone.
And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet blast, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven 1 to the other.
Then 1 he shouted in a loud voice like a lion roaring, and when he shouted, the seven thunders sounded their voices.
Now if you are ready, when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, trigon, harp, pipes, and all kinds of music, you must bow down and pay homage to the statue that I had made. If you don’t pay homage to it, you will immediately be thrown into the midst of the furnace of blazing fire. Now, who is that god who can rescue you from my power?” 1
The one who runs away from the sound of the terror will fall into the pit; 1 the one who climbs out of the pit, will be trapped by the snare. For the floodgates of the heavens 2 are opened up 3 and the foundations of the earth shake.
Its soldiers are armed with bows and spears. They are cruel and show no mercy. They sound like the roaring sea as they ride forth on their horses. Lined up in formation like men going into battle to attack you, Daughter Zion.’” 1