Has not the LORD Almighty determined that the people's labor is only fuel for the fire,1 that the nations exhaust themselves for nothing?214
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory3 of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.415
"Woe to him who gives drink5 to his neighbors, pouring it from the wineskin till they are drunk, so that he can gaze on their naked bodies.
You will be filled with shame6 instead of glory.7 Now it is your turn! Drink8 and be exposeda !9 The cup10 from the LORD's right hand is coming around to you, and disgrace will cover your glory.
The violence11 you have done to Lebanon will overwhelm you, and your destruction of animals will terrify you.12 For you have shed man's blood;13 you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.
"Of what value14 is an idol,15 since a man has carved it? Or an image16 that teaches lies? For he who makes it trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak.1719
Woe to him who says to wood, 'Come to life!' Or to lifeless stone, 'Wake up!'18 Can it give guidance? It is covered with gold and silver;19 there is no breath in it.2020
But the LORD is in his holy temple;21 let all the earth be silent22 before him."