People from many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the , to the house of Jacob’s God. There he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For the ’s teaching will go out from Zion; his word will go out from Jerusalem.
The will mediate between nations and will settle international disputes. They will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will no longer fight against nation, nor train for war anymore.
Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the !
For the has rejected his people, the descendants of Jacob, because they have filled their land with practices from the East and with sorcerers, as the Philistines do. They have made alliances with pagans.
Israel is full of silver and gold; there is no end to its treasures. Their land is full of warhorses; there is no end to its chariots.
Their land is full of idols; the people worship things they have made with their own hands.
So now they will be humbled, and all will be brought low— do not forgive them.
Crawl into caves in the rocks. Hide in the dust from the terror of the and the glory of his majesty.
Human pride will be brought down, and human arrogance will be humbled. Only the will be exalted on that day of judgment.
For the of Heaven’s Armies has a day of reckoning. He will punish the proud and mighty and bring down everything that is exalted.
He will cut down the tall cedars of Lebanon and all the mighty oaks of Bashan.