See, I am beginning to bring disaster1 on the city that bears my Name,2 and will you indeed go unpunished?3 You will not go unpunished, for I am calling down a sword4 upon all5 who live on the earth,6 declares the LORD Almighty.'
"Now prophesy all these words against them and say to them: " 'The LORD will roar7 from on high; he will thunder8 from his holy dwelling9 and roar mightily against his land. He will shout like those who tread10 the grapes, shout against all who live on the earth.
The tumult11 will resound to the ends of the earth, for the LORD will bring charges12 against the nations; he will bring judgment13 on all14 mankind and put the wicked to the sword,15' " declares the LORD.
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Look! Disaster16 is spreading from nation to nation;17 a mighty storm18 is rising from the ends of the earth."1933
At that time those slain20 by the LORD will be everywhere--from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned or gathered21 up or buried,22 but will be like refuse lying on the ground.
Weep and wail, you shepherds;23 roll24 in the dust, you leaders of the flock. For your time to be slaughtered25 has come; you will fall and be shattered like fine pottery.2635
The shepherds will have nowhere to flee, the leaders of the flock no place to escape.2736
Hear the cry28 of the shepherds,29 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 lion30 he will leave his lair, and their land will become desolate31 because of the sworda of the oppressor32 and because of the LORD's fierce anger.33