When he thunders,1 the waters in the heavens roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain2 and brings out the wind from his storehouses.317
"Every man is senseless and without knowledge; every goldsmith is shamed by his idols. His images are a fraud;4 they have no breath in them.
They are worthless,5 the objects of mockery; when their judgment comes, they will perish.
He who is the Portion6 of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including the tribe of his inheritance7-- the LORD Almighty is his name.
"You are my war club,8 my weapon for battle-- with you I shatter9 nations,10 with you I destroy kingdoms,
with you I shatter horse and rider,11 with you I shatter chariot12 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,1323
with you I shatter shepherd and flock, with you I shatter farmer and oxen, with you I shatter governors and officials.1424
"Before your eyes I will repay15 Babylon16 and all who live in Babyloniaa for all the wrong they have done in Zion," declares the LORD.
"I am against17 you, O destroying mountain, you who destroy the whole earth,"18 declares the LORD. "I will stretch out my hand19 against you, roll you off the cliffs, and make you a burned-out mountain.2026
No rock will be taken from you for a cornerstone, nor any stone for a foundation, for you will be desolate21 forever," declares the LORD.