with the harvest of the earth and its fullness and the pleasure of him who resided in the burning bush. 1 May blessing rest on Joseph’s head, and on the top of the head of the one set apart 2 from his brothers.
how much more to those who live in houses of clay, 1 whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed 2 like 3 a moth?
1 Your dead will come back to life; your corpses will rise up. Wake up and shout joyfully, you who live in the ground! 2 For you will grow like plants drenched with the morning dew, 3 and the earth will bring forth its dead spirits. 4
Your presumptuous heart 1 has deceived you – you who reside in the safety of the rocky cliffs, 2 whose home is high in the mountains. 3 You think to yourself, 4 ‘No one can 5 bring me down to the ground!’ 6
Shepherd your people with your shepherd’s rod, 1 the flock that belongs to you, 2 the one that lives alone in a thicket, in the midst of a pastureland. 3 Allow them to graze in Bashan and Gilead, 4 as they did in the old days. 5
“I, the Lord, also have something to say concerning 1 the wicked nations who surround my land 2 and have attacked and plundered 3 the land that I gave to my people as a permanent possession. 4 I say: ‘I will uproot the people of those nations from their lands and I will free the people of Judah who have been taken there. 5
The terror you inspire in others 1 and the arrogance of your heart have deceived you. You may make your home in the clefts of the rocks; you may occupy the highest places in the hills. 2 But even if you made your home where the eagles nest, I would bring you down from there,” says the Lord.