He will also send you rain1 for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich2 and plentiful.3 In that day4 your cattle will graze in broad meadows.524
The oxen6 and donkeys that work the soil will eat fodder7 and mash, spread out with fork8 and shovel.
In the day of great slaughter,9 when the towers10 fall, streams of water will flow11 on every high mountain and every lofty hill.
The moon will shine like the sun,12 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 heals13 the wounds he inflicted.
See, the Name14 of the LORD comes from afar, with burning anger15 and dense clouds of smoke; his lips are full of wrath,16 and his tongue is a consuming fire.1728
His breath18 is like a rushing torrent,19 rising up to the neck.20 He shakes the nations in the sieve21 of destruction; he places in the jaws of the peoples a bit22 that leads them astray.
And you will sing as on the night you celebrate a holy festival;23 your hearts will rejoice24 as when people go up with flutes25 to the mountain26 of the LORD, to the Rock27 of Israel.
The LORD will cause men to hear his majestic voice28 and will make them see his arm29 coming down with raging anger30 and consuming fire,31 with cloudburst, thunderstorm32 and hail.3331
The voice of the LORD will shatter Assyria;34 with his scepter he will strike35 them down.
Every stroke the LORD lays on them with his punishing rod36 will be to the music of tambourines37 and harps, as he fights them in battle with the blows of his arm.3833
Topheth39 has long been prepared; it has been made ready for the king. Its fire pit has been made deep and wide, with an abundance of fire and wood; the breath40 of the LORD, like a stream of burning sulfur,41 sets it ablaze.42