In that day the LORD with his hard and great and strong 1sword will punish 2Leviathan the fleeing serpent, 3Leviathan the twisting serpent, and he will slay 4the dragon that is in the sea.
In that day, 5"A pleasant vineyard,6sing of it!
I, the LORD, am its keeper; every moment I water it. Lest anyone punish it, I keep it night and day;
I have no wrath. 7Would that I had thorns and briers to battle! I would march against them, I would burn them up together.
Or let them lay hold of my protection, let them make peace with me, let them make peace with me."
8In days to come Jacob shall take root, Israel shall blossom and put forth shoots and fill the whole world with fruit.
9Has he struck them 10as he struck those who struck them? Or have they been slain 11as their slayers were slain?
12Measure by measure, by exile you contended with them; 13he removed them with his fierce breath in the day of the east wind.
Therefore by this 14the guilt of Jacob will be atoned for, and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin: 15when he makes all the stones of the altars like chalkstones crushed to pieces, no 16Asherim or incense altars will remain standing.
17For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness; there the calf grazes; there it lies down and strips its branches.
When its boughs are dry, they are broken; women come and make a fire of them. 18For this is a people without discernment; therefore he who made them will not have compassion on them; he who formed them will show them no favor.
In that day 19from the river Euphrates to the Brook of Egypt the LORD will thresh out the grain, and you will be gleaned one by one, O people of Israel.
And in that day 20a great trumpet will be blown, 21and those who were lost in the land of Assyria and those who were driven out to the land of Egypt 22will come and worship the LORD on the holy mountain at Jerusalem.