23 By your messengers
    you have ridiculed the Lord.
And you have said,(A)
    “With my many chariots(B)
I have ascended the heights of the mountains,
    the utmost heights of Lebanon.
I have cut down(C) its tallest cedars,
    the choicest of its junipers.
I have reached its remotest parts,
    the finest of its forests.

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13 for all the cedars of Lebanon,(A) tall and lofty,(B)
    and all the oaks of Bashan,(C)

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it will burst into bloom;
    it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.(A)
The glory of Lebanon(B) will be given to it,
    the splendor of Carmel(C) and Sharon;(D)
they will see the glory(E) of the Lord,
    the splendor of our God.(F)

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24 By your messengers
    you have ridiculed the Lord.
And you have said,
    ‘With my many chariots(A)
I have ascended the heights of the mountains,
    the utmost heights(B) of Lebanon.(C)
I have cut down its tallest cedars,
    the choicest of its junipers.(D)
I have reached its remotest heights,
    the finest of its forests.

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For this is what the Lord says about the palace of the king of Judah:

“Though you are like Gilead(A) to me,
    like the summit of Lebanon,(B)
I will surely make you like a wasteland,(C)
    like towns not inhabited.

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