but with an overwhelming flood he will make an end of Nineveh; he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness.
Whatever they plot against the LORDhe will bring to an end; trouble will not come a second time.
They will be entangled among thorns and drunk from their wine; they will be consumed like dry stubble.
From you, Nineveh, has one come forth who plots evil against the LORDand devises wicked plans.
This is what the LORD says: “Although they have allies and are numerous, they will be destroyed and pass away. Although I have afflicted you, Judah, I will afflict you no more.
Now I will break their yoke from your neck and tear your shackles away.”
The LORD has given a command concerning you, Nineveh: “You will have no descendants to bear your name. I will destroy the images and idols that are in the temple of your gods. I will prepare your grave, for you are vile.”
Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news, who proclaims peace! Celebrate your festivals, Judah, and fulfill your vows. No more will the wicked invade you; they will be completely destroyed.