I saw the Lord standing by the altar, and he said: "Strike the tops of the pillars so that the thresholds shake. Bring them down on the heads1 of all the people; those who are left I will kill with the sword. Not one will get away, none will escape.2
Though they dig down to the depths of the grave,3 from there my hand will take them. Though they climb up to the heavens,4 from there I will bring them down.5
Though they hide themselves on the top of Carmel,6 there I will hunt them down and seize them.7 Though they hide from me at the bottom of the sea,8 there I will command the serpent9 to bite them.1011
Though they are driven into exile by their enemies, there I will command the sword12 to slay them. I will fix my eyes upon them for evil13 and not for good.14"15
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