You who live by many waters1 and are rich in treasures,2 your end has come, the time for you to be cut off.314
The LORD Almighty has sworn by himself:4 I will surely fill you with men, as with a swarm of locusts,5 and they will shout6 in triumph over you.
"He made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom7 and stretched8 out the heavens by his understanding.916
When he thunders,10 the waters in the heavens roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain11 and brings out the wind from his storehouses.1217
"Every man is senseless and without knowledge; every goldsmith is shamed by his idols. His images are a fraud;13 they have no breath in them.
They are worthless,14 the objects of mockery; when their judgment comes, they will perish.
He who is the Portion15 of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including the tribe of his inheritance16-- the LORD Almighty is his name.
"You are my war club,17 my weapon for battle-- with you I shatter18 nations,19 with you I destroy kingdoms,
with you I shatter horse and rider,20 with you I shatter chariot21 and driver,
with you I shatter man and woman, with you I shatter old man and youth, with you I shatter young man and maiden,2223
with you I shatter shepherd and flock, with you I shatter farmer and oxen, with you I shatter governors and officials.23