1 This word of Yahweh came to me, 2 And you, son of man, listen to what the Lord says to Israel:
3 Finished! The end is coming for the four corners of the land. It is all over for you. I am unleashing my anger against you. I will judge you according to your ways and repay you for all your filthy practices. 4 I will not look on you with pity
5 Thus says Yahweh: Di saster! Disaster is coming! 6 The end is near! It is your turn, you who live in the country. 7 The time has come, the day is near! No joy, only panic on the mountains! 8 Now I am unleashing my fury against you
10 This is the day, the end is com ing, the die is cast. For insolence has blossomed, pride bears its fruits 11 and violence reigns. No one will escape.
12 The time has come, the day is here! Let not the buyer rejoice or the seller regret, for the punishment will fall upon all. 13 The seller will not get back what he has sold, even though he survives, for the sentence regarding the multitude will not be reversed.
14 They may sound the trumpet, make pre pa rations, but no one will go to battle, for I am indignant with all. 15 Outside in the open is the sword
17 Every hand will be limp, every knee as weak as water
19 They will throw their silver in the streets and their gold will be dropped like filth. Silver or gold will not save them on the day of Yah wehs anger. It will be useless to satisfy their hunger and to fill their stomachs, for it was their stumbling block, the cause of their sin.
20 They became proud of their splendid jewel (the Temple), but they put into it their loathsome images and idols
22 I will take away my protection from them and people will profane my treasure. Robbers will enter and desecrate it 23 and within it there will be massacres, for the land is full of violence.
24 I will bring the most cruel of the nations to take possession of their houses. I will break the pride of the violent and their sanctuaries will be profaned.
25 Anguish is coming
27 I will treat them as their conduct deserves and judge them according to their deeds, and they will know that I am Yahweh.