The moon will shine like the sun,1 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 heals2 the wounds he inflicted.
See, the Name3 of the LORD comes from afar, with burning anger4 and dense clouds of smoke; his lips are full of wrath,5 and his tongue is a consuming fire.628
His breath7 is like a rushing torrent,8 rising up to the neck.9 He shakes the nations in the sieve10 of destruction; he places in the jaws of the peoples a bit11 that leads them astray.
And you will sing as on the night you celebrate a holy festival;12 your hearts will rejoice13 as when people go up with flutes14 to the mountain15 of the LORD, to the Rock16 of Israel.
The LORD will cause men to hear his majestic voice17 and will make them see his arm18 coming down with raging anger19 and consuming fire,20 with cloudburst, thunderstorm21 and hail.2231
The voice of the LORD will shatter Assyria;23 with his scepter he will strike24 them down.
Every stroke the LORD lays on them with his punishing rod25 will be to the music of tambourines26 and harps, as he fights them in battle with the blows of his arm.2733
Topheth28 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 breath29 of the LORD, like a stream of burning sulfur,30 sets it ablaze.31