In that day the LORD with His severe sword, great and strong,
Will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent,
a Leviathan that twisted serpent;
And He will slay b the reptile that is in the sea.
In that day c sing to her,
d "A vineyard of 1 red wine! 3 e I, the LORD, keep it,
I water it every moment;
Lest any hurt it,
I keep it night and day. 4 Fury is not in Me.
Who would set f briers and thorns
Against Me in battle?
I would go through them,
I would burn them together. 5 Or let him take hold g of My strength,
That he may h make peace with Me;
And he shall make peace with Me."
Those who come He shall cause i to take root in Jacob;
Israel shall blossom and bud,
And fill the face of the world with fruit.
j Has He struck 2 Israel as He struck those who struck him?
Or has He been slain according to the slaughter of those who were slain by Him? 8 k In measure, by sending it away,
You contended with it.
l He removes it by His rough wind
In the day of the east wind. 9 Therefore by this the iniquity of Jacob will be covered;
And this is all the fruit of taking away his sin:
When he makes all the stones of the altar
Like chalkstones that are beaten to dust,
3 Wooden images 4 and incense altars shall not stand. 10 Yet the fortified city will be m desolate,
The habitation forsaken and left like a wilderness;
There the calf will feed, and there it will lie down
And consume its branches. 11 When its boughs are withered, they will be broken off;
The women come and set them on fire.
For n it is a people of no understanding;
Therefore He who made them will o not have mercy on them,
And p He who formed them will show them no favor.
And it shall come to pass in that day
That the LORD will thresh,
From the channel of 5 the River 6 to the Brook of Egypt;
And you will be q gathered one by one,
O you children of Israel. 13 r So it shall be in that day:
s The great trumpet will be blown;
They will come, who are about to perish in the land of Assyria,
And they who are outcasts in the land of t Egypt,
And shall u worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.