Even though his stature 1 reaches to the heavens and his head touches the clouds,
You 1 will eat what you worked so hard to grow. 2 You will be blessed and secure. 3
Is it good for you 1 to oppress, 2 to 3 despise the work of your hands, while 4 you smile 5 on the schemes of the wicked?
It will spill into Judah, flooding and engulfing, as it reaches to the necks of its victims. He will spread his wings out over your entire land, 1 O Immanuel.” 2
From earliest times our worship of that shameful god, Baal, has taken away 1 all that our ancestors 2 worked for. It has taken away our flocks and our herds, and even our sons and daughters.
If the God of my father – the God of Abraham, the one whom Isaac fears 1 – had not been with me, you would certainly have sent me away empty-handed! But God saw how I was oppressed and how hard I worked, 2 and he rebuked you last night.”
This is what the Lord says: “The profit 1 of Egypt and the revenue 2 of Ethiopia, along with the Sabeans, those tall men, will be brought to you 3 and become yours. They will walk behind you, coming along in chains. 4 They will bow down to you and pray to you: 5 ‘Truly God is with 6 you; he has no peer; 7 there is no other God!’”
Moreover, I have called for a drought that will affect the fields, the hill country, the grain, new wine, fresh olive oil, and everything that grows from the ground; it also will harm people, animals, and everything they produce.’” 1
Then you will escape 1 through my mountain valley, for the mountains will extend to Azal. 2 Indeed, you will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of King Uzziah 3 of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come with all his holy ones with him.