The aburden of the word of the LORDconcerningIsrael. Thus declares the LORD who 1stretches out the heavens, 2lays the foundation of the earth, and 3forms the spirit of manwithin him,
2"Behold, I am going to makeJerusalem a 4cupbthat causes reeling to all the peoplesaround ; and when the siege is againstJerusalem, it will also be against5Judah.
"It will come about in that day that I will makeJerusalem a heavy6stone for all the peoples ; all who lift it will be 7severelycinjured. And all the 8nations of the earth will be gatheredagainst it.
"In that day," declares the LORD, "I will strikeeveryhorse with bewilderment and his rider with madness. But I will dwatchover the house of Judah, while I strikeeveryhorse of the peoples with blindness.
"Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, 'eA strongsupport for us are the inhabitants of Jerusalem through the LORD of hosts, their God.'