I saw the Lord standing beside a the altar, and he said: Strike the capitals until the thresholds shake, and shatter them on the heads of all the people; b and those who are left I will kill with the sword; not one of them shall flee away, not one of them shall escape.
Though they dig into Sheol, from there shall my hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down.
Though they hide themselves on the top of Carmel, from there I will search out and take them; and though they hide from my sight at the bottom of the sea, there I will command the sea-serpent, and it shall bite them.
And though they go into captivity in front of their enemies, there I will command the sword, and it shall kill them; and I will fix my eyes on them for harm and not for good.
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