Now, why are you shouting loudly? Is there no king with you? Has your counselor perished, so that anguish grips you like a woman in labor?
Writhe and cry out,a Daughter Zion, like a woman in labor. For now you will leave the city and camp in the open fields. You will go to Babylon; there you will be rescued; there the Lord will redeem you from the power of your enemies!
Many nations have now assembled against you; they say, "Let her be defiled, and let us feast our eyes on Zion."
But they do not know the Lord's intentions or understand His plan, that He has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor.
Rise and thresh, Daughter Zion, for I will make your horns iron and your hooves bronze, so you can crush many peoples. Then youb will devote what they plundered to the Lord, their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.