He who is the Portion1 of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including the tribe of his inheritance2-- the LORD Almighty is his name.
"You are my war club,3 my weapon for battle-- with you I shatter4 nations,5 with you I destroy kingdoms,
with you I shatter horse and rider,6 with you I shatter chariot7 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,823
with you I shatter shepherd and flock, with you I shatter farmer and oxen, with you I shatter governors and officials.924
"Before your eyes I will repay10 Babylon11 and all who live in Babyloniaa for all the wrong they have done in Zion," declares the LORD.
"I am against12 you, O destroying mountain, you who destroy the whole earth,"13 declares the LORD. "I will stretch out my hand14 against you, roll you off the cliffs, and make you a burned-out mountain.1526
No rock will be taken from you for a cornerstone, nor any stone for a foundation, for you will be desolate16 forever," declares the LORD.
"Lift up a banner17 in the land! Blow the trumpet among the nations! Prepare the nations for battle against her; summon against her these kingdoms:18 Ararat,19 Minni and Ashkenaz.20 Appoint a commander against her; send up horses like a swarm of locusts.2128
Prepare the nations for battle against her-- the kings of the Medes,22 their governors and all their officials, and all the countries they rule.2329
The land trembles24 and writhes, for the LORD's purposes25 against Babylon stand-- to lay waste26 the land of Babylon so that no one will live there.27