By his power he stills 1 the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab the great sea monster 2 to pieces. 3
My body 1 is clothed 2 with worms 3 and dirty scabs; 4 my skin is broken 5 and festering.
that the elation of the wicked is brief, 1 the joy of the godless 2 lasts but a moment. 3
In a moment they die, in the middle of the night, 1 people 2 are shaken 3 and they pass away. The mighty are removed effortlessly. 4
May all my enemies be humiliated 1 and absolutely terrified! 2 May they turn back and be suddenly humiliated!
For his anger lasts only a brief moment, and his good favor restores one’s life. 1 One may experience sorrow during the night, but joy arrives in the morning. 2
I am the Lord your God, who churns up the sea so that its waves surge. The Lord who commands armies is his name!
In a burst 1 of anger I rejected you 2 momentarily, but with lasting devotion I will have compassion on you,” says your protector, 3 the Lord.
There are times, Jeremiah, 1 when I threaten to uproot, tear down, and destroy a nation or kingdom. 2
Go, my people! Enter your inner rooms! Close your doors behind you! Hide for a little while, until his angry judgment is over! 1
Both of these will come upon you suddenly, in one day! You will lose your children and be widowed. 1 You will be overwhelmed by these tragedies, 2 despite 3 your many incantations and your numerous amulets. 4
I see 1 one destruction after another taking place, so that the whole land lies in ruins. I see our 2 tents suddenly destroyed, their 3 curtains torn down in a mere instant. 4
ו (Vav) The punishment 1 of my people 2 exceeded that of 3 of Sodom, which was overthrown in a moment with no one to help her. 4
For 1 the Lord had said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites, ‘You are a stiff-necked people. If I went up among you for a moment, 2 I might destroy you. Now take off your ornaments, 3 that I may know 4 what I should do to you.’” 5
“But now briefly 1 we have received mercy from the Lord our God, in that he has left us a remnant and has given us a secure position 2 in his holy place. Thus our God has enlightened our eyes 3 and has given us a little relief in our time of servitude.
The Lord has made a promise to Israel. He promises it as the one who fixed the sun to give light by day and the moon and stars to give light by night. He promises it as the one who stirs up the sea so that its waves roll. He promises it as the one who is known as the Lord who rules over all. 1