The LORD of heavenly forces has planned a day: against all that is prideful and haughty; against all that is lofty, and it will be laid low;a13
against all the cedars of Lebanon, high and lofty; against all the oaks of Bashan;
against all the high mountains; against all the lofty hills;
against every tall tower; against every fortified wall;
against all the ships of Tarshish; against all the wonderful boats.b17
People's pride will be brought down and human arrogance humiliated. The LORD alone will be exalted on that day;
the idols will completely pass away.
Go into caves in the rocks and holes in the dust before the terror of the LORD and the splendor of God's majesty, when he arises to terrify the earth.
On that day, people will toss to the rodentsc and to the bats their idols of silver and idols of gold, which they made for themselves to worship.
They will hide in fissures of rocks and in crevices of cliffs before the terror of the LORD and the splendor of God's majesty when he arises to terrify the earth.
Quit admiring the human race, who breathe through their nostrils. Why should they be admired?