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The certainty of the desolation.
9:1 I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and he said,“Strike the tops of the pillars, that the thresholds may shake; and break them in pieces on the head of all of them; and I will kill the last of them with the sword: there shall not one of them flee away, and there shall not one of them escape.says Yahweh.
9:2 Though they dig into Sheol, there my hand will take them;
and though they climb up to heaven, there I will bring them down.
9:3 Though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out there;
and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, there I will command the serpent, and it will bite them.
9:4 Though they go into captivity before their enemies, there I will command the sword, and it will kill them. I will set my eyes on them for evil, and not for good.
9:5 For the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, is he who touches the land and it melts, and all who dwell in it will mourn; and it will rise up wholly like the River, and will sink again, like the River of Egypt.
9:6 It is he who builds his chambers in the heavens, and has founded his vault on the earth; he who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the surface of the earth; Yahweh is his name.
9:7 Are you not like the children of the Ethiopians to me, children of Israel?”“Haven’t I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt, and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?
9:8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord Yahweh are on the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the surface of the earth; except that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,” says Yahweh.
9:9 “For, behold, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all the nations, as grain is sifted in a sieve, yet not the least kernel will fall on the earth.
9:10 All the sinners of my people will die by the sword, who say, ‘Evil won’t overtake nor meet us.’
The restoring of the tabernacle of David.says Yahweh who does this.
9:11 In that day I will raise up the tent of David who is fallen, and close up its breaches, and I will raise up its ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old;
9:12 that they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all the nations who are called by my name,”
9:13 “Behold, the days come,” says Yahweh,“that the plowman shall overtake the reaper,says Yahweh your God.
and the one treading grapes him who sows seed;
and sweet wine will drip from the mountains,
and flow from the hills.
9:14 I will bring my people Israel back from captivity,
and they will rebuild the ruined cities, and inhabit them;
and they will plant vineyards, and drink wine from them.
They shall also make gardens,
and eat the fruit of them.
9:15 I will plant them on their land,
and they will no more be plucked up out of their land which I have given them,”