The LordaGOD of hosts, The One who 1touches the land so that it melts, And 2all those who dwell in it mourn, And all of it rises up like the Nile And subsides like the Nile of Egypt;
The One who builds His b3upperchambers in the heavens And has founded His vaulteddomeover the earth, He who 4calls for the waters of the sea And 5pours them out on the face of the earth, 6The LORD is His name.
"Are you not as the sons of 7Ethiopia to Me, O sons of Israel?" declares the LORD. "Have I not brought up Israel from the land of Egypt, And the 8Philistines from Caphtor and the 9Arameans from 10Kir?
8"Behold, the 11eyes of the LordGOD are on the sinfulkingdom, And I will 12destroy it from the face of the earth; Nevertheless , I will 13not totallydestroy the house of Jacob," Declares the LORD.
"For behold, I am commanding, And I will 14shake the house of Israel among allnations As grain is shaken in a sieve, But not a ckernel will fall to the ground.
10"All the 15sinners of My people will die by the sword, Those who say, '16The calamity will not overtake or confront us.'