Although the Lord gives you the bread1 of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers2 will be hidden3 no more; with your own eyes you will see them.
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice4 behind you, saying, "This is the way;5 walk in it."
Then you will defile your idols6 overlaid with silver and your images covered with gold;7 you will throw them away like a menstrual8 cloth and say to them, "Away with you!9"
He will also send you rain10 for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich11 and plentiful.12 In that day13 your cattle will graze in broad meadows.1424
The oxen15 and donkeys that work the soil will eat fodder16 and mash, spread out with fork17 and shovel.
In the day of great slaughter,18 when the towers19 fall, streams of water will flow20 on every high mountain and every lofty hill.
The moon will shine like the sun,21 and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals22 the wounds he inflicted.
See, the Name23 of the LORD comes from afar, with burning anger24 and dense clouds of smoke; his lips are full of wrath,25 and his tongue is a consuming fire.2628
His breath27 is like a rushing torrent,28 rising up to the neck.29 He shakes the nations in the sieve30 of destruction; he places in the jaws of the peoples a bit31 that leads them astray.
And you will sing as on the night you celebrate a holy festival;32 your hearts will rejoice33 as when people go up with flutes34 to the mountain35 of the LORD, to the Rock36 of Israel.
The LORD will cause men to hear his majestic voice37 and will make them see his arm38 coming down with raging anger39 and consuming fire,40 with cloudburst, thunderstorm41 and hail.42