The oracle concerning the valley of vision. What do you mean that you have gone up, all of you, to the housetops,
you who are full of shoutings, tumultuous city, exultant town? Your slain are not slain with the sword or dead in battle.
All your rulers have fled together, without the bow they were captured. All of you who were found were captured, though they had fled far away.
Therefore I said: "Look away from me, let me weep bitter tears; do not labor to comfort me for the destruction of the daughter of my people."
For the Lord GOD of hosts has a day of tumult and trampling and confusion in the valley of vision, a battering down of walls and a shouting to the mountains.
And Elam bore the quiver with chariots and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.
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