The 1 sky 2 above your heads will be bronze and the earth beneath you iron.
Your arrows are sharp and penetrate the hearts of the king’s enemies. Nations fall at your feet. 1
Your splendor 1 has been brought down to Sheol, as well as the sound of your stringed instruments. 2 You lie on a bed of maggots, with a blanket of worms over you. 3
Since you are precious and special in my sight, 1 and I love you, I will hand over people in place of you, nations in place of your life.
You must anoint Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah to take your place as prophet.
For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, 1 your deliverer. I have handed over Egypt as a ransom price, Ethiopia and Seba 2 in place of you.
All your allies 1 will force 2 you from your homeland! 3 Your treaty partners 4 will deceive you and overpower you. Your trusted friends 5 will set an ambush 6 for 7 you that will take you by surprise! 8
(19:1) 1 The king then became very upset. He went up to the upper room over the gate and wept. As he went he said, “My son, Absalom! My son, my son, 2 Absalom! If only I could have died in your place! Absalom, my son, my son!” 3
So I have decided 1 to build a temple to honor the Lord 2 my God, as the Lord instructed my father David, ‘Your son, whom I will put on your throne in your place, is the one who will build a temple to honor me.’ 3