I will 1stand on my guardpost And station myself on the rampart; And I will 2keepwatch to see3what He will speak to me, And how I may replyawhen I am reproved.
Then the LORDanswered me and said, "4Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That bthe one who creads it may run.
"For the vision is yet for the 5appointedtime; It dhastens toward the goal and it will not efail. Though it tarries, 6wait for it; For it will certainlycome, it 7will not delay.
4"Behold, as for the 8proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the 9righteous will live by his ffaith.
5"Furthermore, 10winebetrays the 11haughtyman, So that he does not 12stay at home. He 13enlarges his appetite like Sheol, And he is like death, neversatisfied. He also gathers to himself allnations And collects to himself allpeoples.
"Will not all of these14take up a taunt-songagainst him, Even mockery and insinuations against him And say, '15Woe to him who increases what is not his- For howlong - And makes himself grich with loans?'
"Will not hyour creditors16rise up suddenly, And those who icollect from you awaken? Indeed, you will becomeplunder for them.
8"Because you have 17lootedmanynations, All the remainder of the peoples will loot you- Because of humanbloodshed and violencejdone to the land, To the town and all its inhabitants.
9"Woe to him who gets18evilgain for his house To 19put his nest on high, To be delivered from the hand of calamity!
"You have devised a 20shamefulthing for your house By cuttingoffmanypeoples; So you are 21sinning against yourself.
11"Surely the 22stone will cry out from the wall, And the rafter will answer it from the kframework.
12"Woe to him who 23builds a city with bloodshed And founds a town with lviolence!
"Is it not indeed from the LORD of hosts That peoples24toil for fire, And nationsgrowweary for nothing?
"For the earth will be 25filled With the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, As the waterscover the sea.
15"Woe to you who make myour neighborsdrink, Who mix in your venomeven to make them drunkSo as to look on their nakedness!
"You will be filled with disgraceratherthanhonor. Now you yourself26drink and nexpose your own nakedness. The 27cup in the LORD'Srighthand will comearound to you, And 28utterdisgrace will come upon your glory.
"For the 29violenceodone to Lebanon will poverwhelm you, And the devastation of its beastsqby which you terrified them, 30Because of humanbloodshed and 31violencerdone to the land, To the town and all its inhabitants.
18"What32profit is the sidolwhen its maker has carved it, Or tan image, a 33teacher of falsehood? For its maker34trusts in his own handiwork When he fashionsspeechlessidols.
19"Woe to him who 35says to a piece of wood, '36Awake!' To a mutestone, 'Arise!' And that is your teacher? Behold, it is overlaid with 37gold and silver, And there is 38nobreath at allinside it.
"But the 39LORD is in His holytemple. uLet all the earth40be silentbefore Him."