In that day Jehovah will punish,
With His harsh, great, and mighty sword, 1aLeviathan
the fleeing serpent,
And leviathan the crooked serpent;
And He will slay the dragon that is in the sea.
In that day:
I, Jehovah, am it’s akeeper
Every moment I water it.
Lest anyone visit harm upon it,
By night and by day I guard it.
I have no wrath.
Oh that I had thorns and thistles!
In battle I would march against them;
I would burn them completely.
Or let him grasp at My strength;
Let him make peace with Me;
Let him make peace with Me.
In the days to come Jacob will atake
Israel will blossom and bud;
And they will fill the surface of the world with their produce.
Has He struck them like those who struck them?
Have they been slain like those slain by Him?
By expulsion and by banishing them, You contended with them;
He sent them away with His harsh wind in the day of the east wind.
Thus by this the iniquity of Jacob will be expiated,
And this is all the fruit of the aremoval
of their sin;
When they make all the stones of their altar
Like chalk stones beaten to powder —
Asherahs and sun images will not stand.
For the fortified city is isolated;
The habitation is given up and abandoned like a wilderness.
There the calf will feed,
And there he will lie down and consume its branches.
When its boughs are withered, they will be broken off;
Women come and make a fire with them;
For they are anot
a people of understanding.
Therefore He who made them will not have compassion on them,
And He who formed them will not show favor to them.
And in that day Jehovah will beat out the 1grain
from the flowing stream of the 2River
Unto the brook of Egypt;
And you will be agleaned
One by one, O you children of Israel.
And in that day a great atrumpet
will be blown,
And the ones lost in the land of Assyria will come,
As well as the outcasts in the land of Egypt,
And they will worship Jehovah
On the holy mountain in Jerusalem.