Though they dig down to the depths of the grave,1 from there my hand will take them. Though they climb up to the heavens,2 from there I will bring them down.3
Though they hide themselves on the top of Carmel,4 there I will hunt them down and seize them.5 Though they hide from me at the bottom of the sea,6 there I will command the serpent7 to bite them.89
Though they are driven into exile by their enemies, there I will command the sword10 to slay them. I will fix my eyes upon them for evil11 and not for good.12"13
The Lord, the LORD Almighty, he who touches the earth and it melts,14 and all who live in it mourn-- the whole land rises like the Nile, then sinks like the river of Egypt15--
he who builds his lofty palace16 in the heavens and sets its foundation on the earth, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land-- the LORD is his name.17
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