Many nations will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the Temple of the God of Israel. a There he will teach us his ways, so that we may obey him." For in those days the LORD's teaching and his word will go out from Jerusalem.
The LORD will settle international disputes. All the nations will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. All wars will stop, and military training will come to an end.
Come, people of Israel, let us walk in the light of the LORD!
The LORD has rejected the people of Israel because they have made alliances with foreigners from the East who practice magic and divination, just like the Philistines.
Israel has vast treasures of silver and gold and many horses and chariots.
The land is filled with idols. The people bow down and worship these things they have made.
So now everyone will be humbled and brought low. The LORD cannot simply ignore their sins!
Crawl into caves in the rocks. Hide from the terror of the LORD and the glory of his majesty.
The day is coming when your pride will be brought low and the LORD alone will be exalted.
In that day the LORD Almighty will punish the proud, bringing them down to the dust.
He will cut down the tall cedars of Lebanon and the mighty oaks of Bashan.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)