An Oracle The word of the Lord concerning Israel. A declaration of the Lord, who stretched out the heavens, laid the foundation of the earth, and formed the spirit of man within him.
"Look, I will make Jerusalem a cup that causes staggeringa for the peoples who surround the city. The siege against Jerusalem will also involve Judah.
On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who try to lift it will injure themselves severely when all the nations of the earth gather against her.
On that day"-the Lord's declaration-"I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness.b I will keep a watchful eye onc the house of Judah but strike all the horses of the nations with blindness.
Then [each of] the leaders of Judah will think to himself: The residents of Jerusalem are my strength through the Lord of Hosts, their God.