"Then tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk1 and vomit, and fall to rise no more because of the sword2 I will send among you.'
But if they refuse to take the cup from your hand and drink3, tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: You must drink it!
See, I am beginning to bring disaster4 on the city that bears my Name,5 and will you indeed go unpunished?6 You will not go unpunished, for I am calling down a sword7 upon all8 who live on the earth,9 declares the LORD Almighty.'
"Now prophesy all these words against them and say to them: " 'The LORD will roar10 from on high; he will thunder11 from his holy dwelling12 and roar mightily against his land. He will shout like those who tread13 the grapes, shout against all who live on the earth.
The tumult14 will resound to the ends of the earth, for the LORD will bring charges15 against the nations; he will bring judgment16 on all17 mankind and put the wicked to the sword,18' " declares the LORD.
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Look! Disaster19 is spreading from nation to nation;20 a mighty storm21 is rising from the ends of the earth."2233
At that time those slain23 by the LORD will be everywhere--from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned or gathered24 up or buried,25 but will be like refuse lying on the ground.
Weep and wail, you shepherds;26 roll27 in the dust, you leaders of the flock. For your time to be slaughtered28 has come; you will fall and be shattered like fine pottery.2935
The shepherds will have nowhere to flee, the leaders of the flock no place to escape.3036
Hear the cry31 of the shepherds,32 the wailing of the leaders of the flock, for the LORD is destroying their pasture.
The peaceful meadows will be laid waste because of the fierce anger of the LORD.