In the street the sword will make them childless; in their homes terror1 will reign.2 Young men and young women will perish, infants and gray-haired men.326
I said I would scatter4 them and blot out their memory from mankind,527
but I dreaded the taunt of the enemy, lest the adversary misunderstand6 and say, 'Our hand has triumphed; the LORD has not done all this.' "728
They are a nation without sense, there is no discernment8 in them.
If only they were wise and would understand this9 and discern what their end will be!1030
How could one man chase a thousand, or two put ten thousand to flight,11 unless their Rock had sold them,12 unless the LORD had given them up?1331
For their rock is not like our Rock,14 as even our enemies concede.1532
Their vine comes from the vine of Sodom16 and from the fields of Gomorrah. Their grapes are filled with poison,17 and their clusters with bitterness.1833
Their wine is the venom of serpents, the deadly poison of cobras.1934
"Have I not kept this in reserve and sealed it in my vaults?2035
It is mine to avenge;21 I will repay.22 In due time their foot will slip;23 their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them.24"