A prophecy:1 The word of the LORD concerning Israel. The LORD, who stretches out the heavens,2 who lays the foundation of the earth,3 and who forms the spirit in human beings,4 declares:
"I am going to make Jerusalem a cup5 that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling.6 Judah7 will be besieged as well as Jerusalem.
On that day, when all the nations8 of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock9 for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure10 themselves.
On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness," declares the LORD. "I will keep a watchful eye over the house of Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations.115
Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, 'The people of Jerusalem are strong,12 because the LORD Almighty is their God.'