"The day is coming" - God's Decree - "When there will be no more war. None. I'll slaughter your war horses and demolish your chariots.
I'll dismantle military posts and level your fortifications.
I'll abolish your religious black markets, your underworld traffic in black magic.
I will smash your carved and cast gods and chop down your phallic posts. No more taking control of the world, worshiping what you do or make.
I'll root out your sacred sex-and-power centers and destroy the God-defiant.
In raging anger, I'll make a clean sweep of godless nations who haven't listened."
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)