But if they refuse to take the cup from your hand and drink1, tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: You must drink it!
See, I am beginning to bring disaster2 on the city that bears my Name,3 and will you indeed go unpunished?4 You will not go unpunished, for I am calling down a sword5 upon all6 who live on the earth,7 declares the LORD Almighty.'
"Now prophesy all these words against them and say to them: " 'The LORD will roar8 from on high; he will thunder9 from his holy dwelling10 and roar mightily against his land. He will shout like those who tread11 the grapes, shout against all who live on the earth.
The tumult12 will resound to the ends of the earth, for the LORD will bring charges13 against the nations; he will bring judgment14 on all15 mankind and put the wicked to the sword,16' " declares the LORD.
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Look! Disaster17 is spreading from nation to nation;18 a mighty storm19 is rising from the ends of the earth."2033
At that time those slain21 by the LORD will be everywhere--from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned or gathered22 up or buried,23 but will be like refuse lying on the ground.
Weep and wail, you shepherds;24 roll25 in the dust, you leaders of the flock. For your time to be slaughtered26 has come; you will fall and be shattered like fine pottery.2735
The shepherds will have nowhere to flee, the leaders of the flock no place to escape.2836
Hear the cry29 of the shepherds,30 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.
Like a lion31 he will leave his lair, and their land will become desolate32 because of the sworda of the oppressor33 and because of the LORD's fierce anger.34