indeed, wine1 betrays him; he is arrogant2 and never at rest. Because he is as greedy as the gravea and like death is never satisfied,3 he gathers to himself all the nations and takes captive4 all the peoples.
"Will not all of them taunt5 him with ridicule and scorn, saying, " 'Woe to him who piles up stolen goods and makes himself wealthy by extortion!6 How long must this go on?'
Will not your debtorsb suddenly arise? Will they not wake up and make you tremble? Then you will become their victim.78
Because you have plundered many nations, the peoples who are left will plunder you.8 For you have shed man's blood;9 you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.109
"Woe to him who builds11 his realm by unjust gain12 to set his nest13 on high, to escape the clutches of ruin!
You have plotted the ruin14 of many peoples, shaming15 your own house and forfeiting your life.
The stones16 of the wall will cry out, and the beams of the woodwork will echo it.
"Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed17 and establishes a town by crime!
Has not the LORD Almighty determined that the people's labor is only fuel for the fire,18 that the nations exhaust themselves for nothing?1914
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory20 of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.21