Therefore, tell the Israelites, ‘I am the Lord. I will bring you out 1 from your enslavement to 2 the Egyptians, I will rescue you from the hard labor they impose, 3 and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.
I will pass through 1 the land of Egypt in the same 2 night, and I will attack 3 all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both of humans and of animals, 4 and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment. 5 I am the Lord.
Foreigners living there will say, 1 ‘We tried to heal her, but she could not be healed. Let’s leave Babylonia 2 and each go back to his own country. For judgment on her will be vast in its proportions. It will be like it is piled up to heaven, stacked up into the clouds.’ 3
The queen of the South 1 will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon – and now, 2 something greater than Solomon is here!
The queen of the South 1 will rise up at the judgment 2 with the people 3 of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon – and now, 4 something greater 5 than Solomon is here!
You also know that 1 the angels who did not keep within their proper domain 2 but abandoned their own place of residence, he has kept 3 in eternal chains 4 in utter 5 darkness, locked up 6 for the judgment of the great Day.
Aaron will bear the names of the sons of Israel in the breastpiece of decision over his heart 1 when he goes into the holy place, for a memorial before the Lord continually.
I will judge him with plague and bloodshed. I will rain down on him, his troops and the many peoples who are with him a torrential downpour, hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
Even though the invading Syrian army was relatively weak, the Lord handed over to them Judah’s very large army, 1 for the people of Judah 2 had abandoned the Lord God of their ancestors. The Syrians 3 gave Joash what he deserved. 4
“For this is what the sovereign Lord says: How much worse will it be when I send my four terrible judgments – sword, famine, wild animals, and plague – to Jerusalem 1 to kill both people and animals!
Hear this, you priests! Pay attention, you Israelites! 1 Listen closely, 2 O king! 3 For judgment is about to overtake you! 4 For you were like a trap 5 to Mizpah, 6 like a net 7 spread out to catch Tabor. 8
The Lord has removed the judgment against you; 1 he has turned back your enemy. Israel’s king, the Lord, is in your midst! You no longer need to fear disaster.