13 I will stretch over Jerusalem the measuring line used on Samaria and the mason’s level used on the house of Ahab,(A) and I will wipe(B) Jerusalem clean as one wipes a bowl—wiping it and turning it upside down.

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17 And I will make justice the measuring line
and righteousness the mason’s level.”(A)
Hail will sweep away the false refuge,
and water will flood your hiding place.

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11 Eagle owls[a] and herons[b] will possess it,
and long-eared owls and ravens will dwell there.(A)
The Lord will stretch out a measuring line
and a plumb line(B) over her
for her destruction and chaos.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 34:11 Or Pelicans
  2. 34:11 Or hedgehogs

17 He has cast the lot for them;
his hand allotted their portion with a measuring line.
They will possess it forever;(A)
they will dwell in it from generation to generation.

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