God's Judgment Unavoidable

1 I saw the Lord standing beside the 1altar, and He said, "Smite the capitals so that the 2thresholds will shake, And 3break them on the heads of them all! Then I will 4slay the rest of them with the sword; They will 5not have a fugitive who will flee, Or a refugee who will escape.
2 "Though they dig into 6Sheol, From there will My hand take them; And though they 7ascend to heaven, From there will I bring them down.
3 "Though they hide on the summit of Carmel, I will 8search them out and take them from there; And though they 9conceal themselves from My sight on the floor of the sea, From there I will command the 10serpent and it will bite them.
4 "And though they go into 11captivity before their enemies, From there I will command the sword that it slay them, And I will 12set My eyes against them for evil and not for good."