And the LordGOD of hosts is he that toucheth the land, and it shall melt , and all that dwell therein shall mourn : and it shall rise up wholly like a flood; and shall be drowned , as by the flood of Egypt.6
It is he that buildeth his storiesa in the heaven, and hath founded his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name.7
Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel?saith the LORD. Have not I brought upIsrael out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?8
Behold, the eyes of the LordGOD are upon the sinfulkingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth;saving that I will not utterlydestroy the house of Jacob,saith the LORD.9
For, lo, I will command , and I will siftb the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grainfall upon the earth.10
All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say , The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.