The LORD, God of heavenly forces, touches the earth and it melts, and all who live in it are sick to death. All of it rises up like the Nile and sinks again, like the Nile of Egypt.
It is the LORD who builds his upper rooms in the heavens and establishes his residence upon the earth; who summons the waters of the sea, and pours them out upon the face of the earth— the LORD is his name.
Aren't you like the Cushites to me, people of Israel? says the LORD. Haven't I brought Israel up from the land of Egypt, and the Philistines from Caphtor and the Arameans from Kir?
Look, the LORD God is eyeing the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from the face of the earth. However, I won't destroy fully the house of Jacob, says the LORD.
Look, I am giving orders, and I will shake the house of Israel among all the nations as one sifts dirt with a screen, but no pebble will fall to the ground.
All the sinners of my people will die by the sword, those who say, "Evil won't overtake or meet us."