They are worthless,1 the objects of mockery; when their judgment comes, they will perish.
He who is the Portion2 of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including the tribe of his inheritance3-- the LORD Almighty is his name.
"You are my war club,4 my weapon for battle-- with you I shatter5 nations,6 with you I destroy kingdoms,
with you I shatter horse and rider,7 with you I shatter chariot8 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,923
with you I shatter shepherd and flock, with you I shatter farmer and oxen, with you I shatter governors and officials.1024
"Before your eyes I will repay11 Babylon12 and all who live in Babyloniaa for all the wrong they have done in Zion," declares the LORD.
"I am against13 you, O destroying mountain, you who destroy the whole earth,"14 declares the LORD. "I will stretch out my hand15 against you, roll you off the cliffs, and make you a burned-out mountain.1626
No rock will be taken from you for a cornerstone, nor any stone for a foundation, for you will be desolate17 forever," declares the LORD.
"Lift up a banner18 in the land! Blow the trumpet among the nations! Prepare the nations for battle against her; summon against her these kingdoms:19 Ararat,20 Minni and Ashkenaz.21 Appoint a commander against her; send up horses like a swarm of locusts.2228
Prepare the nations for battle against her-- the kings of the Medes,23 their governors and all their officials, and all the countries they rule.24