Wealth does not profit in the day of wrath, 1 but righteousness delivers from mortal danger. 2
What the righteous desire 1 leads 2 only to good, but what the wicked hope for 3 leads 4 to wrath.
So the Lord delivered Israel that day, and the battle shifted over to Beth Aven. 1
Terrors are turned loose 1 on me; they drive away 2 my honor like the wind, and like a cloud my deliverance has passed away.
But now, the sun 1 cannot be looked at 2 – it is bright in the skies – after a wind passed and swept the clouds away. 3
His raging anger lashed out against them, 1 He sent fury, rage, and trouble as messengers who bring disaster. 2
but when the hot wind 1 blows by, it disappears, and one can no longer even spot the place where it once grew.
Your destruction is like an incurable wound; 1 your demise is like a fatal injury! 2 All who hear what has happened to you 3 will clap their hands for joy, 4 for no one ever escaped your endless cruelty! 5
That day will be a day of God’s anger, 1 a day of distress and hardship, a day of devastation and ruin, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and dark skies,