In that day people 1 will come to you 2 from Assyria as far as 3 Egypt, from Egypt as far as the Euphrates River, 4 from the seacoasts 5 and the mountains. 6
I dug wells and drank water in foreign lands. 1 With the soles of my feet I dried up all the rivers of Egypt.’
The Lord deserves praise 1 for he demonstrated his amazing faithfulness to me when I was besieged by enemies. 2
Who will lead me into the fortified city? Who will bring me to Edom? 1
The canals 1 will stink; 2 the streams of Egypt will trickle and then dry up; the bulrushes and reeds will decay,
I dug wells and drank water. 1 With the soles of my feet I dried up all the rivers of Egypt.’
They do not thirst as he leads them through dry regions; he makes water flow out of a rock for them; he splits open a rock and water flows out.’ 1
Does the snow ever completely vanish from the rocky slopes of Lebanon? Do the cool waters from those distant mountains ever cease to flow? 1
You must turn your face toward the siege of Jerusalem with your arm bared and prophesy against it.
Draw yourselves water for a siege! 1 Strengthen your fortifications! Trample the mud 2 and tread the clay! Make mud bricks to strengthen your walls! 3
Tyre built herself a fortification and piled up silver like dust and gold like the mud of the streets!
and who brought you through the great, fearful desert of venomous serpents 1 and scorpions, an arid place with no water. He made water flow 2 from a flint rock and
He made upper Beth Horon and lower Beth Horon fortified cities with walls and barred gates, 1
Lay siege to it! Build siege works against it. Erect a siege ramp 1 against it! Post soldiers outside it 2 and station battering rams around it.
(4:14) 1 But now slash yourself, 2 daughter surrounded by soldiers! 3 We are besieged! With a scepter 4 they strike Israel’s ruler 5 on the side of his face.
I will stand at my watch post; I will remain stationed on the city wall. 1 I will keep watching, so I can see what he says to me and can know 2 how I should answer when he counters my argument. 3
However, you may chop down any tree you know is not suitable for food, 1 and you may use it to build siege works 2 against the city that is making war with you until that city falls.