His breath1 is like a rushing torrent,2 rising up to the neck.3 He shakes the nations in the sieve4 of destruction; he places in the jaws of the peoples a bit5 that leads them astray.
And you will sing as on the night you celebrate a holy festival;6 your hearts will rejoice7 as when people go up with flutes8 to the mountain9 of the LORD, to the Rock10 of Israel.
The LORD will cause men to hear his majestic voice11 and will make them see his arm12 coming down with raging anger13 and consuming fire,14 with cloudburst, thunderstorm15 and hail.1631
The voice of the LORD will shatter Assyria;17 with his scepter he will strike18 them down.
Every stroke the LORD lays on them with his punishing rod19 will be to the music of tambourines20 and harps, as he fights them in battle with the blows of his arm.2133
Topheth22 has long been prepared; it has been made ready for the king. Its fire pit has been made deep and wide, with an abundance of fire and wood; the breath23 of the LORD, like a stream of burning sulfur,24 sets it ablaze.25