33 Their wine is the venom of serpents,
    the deadly poison of cobras.(A)

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16 He will suck the poison(A) of serpents;
    the fangs of an adder will kill him.(B)

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Their venom is like the venom of a snake,(A)
    like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,

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17 “See, I will send venomous snakes(A) among you,
    vipers that cannot be charmed,(B)
    and they will bite you,”
declares the Lord.

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The Day of the Lord

18 Woe to you who long
    for the day of the Lord!(A)
Why do you long for the day of the Lord?(B)
    That day will be darkness,(C) not light.(D)
19 It will be as though a man fled from a lion
    only to meet a bear,(E)
as though he entered his house
    and rested his hand on the wall
    only to have a snake bite him.(F)

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17 They will lick dust(A) like a snake,
    like creatures that crawl on the ground.
They will come trembling(B) out of their dens;
    they will turn in fear(C) to the Lord our God
    and will be afraid of you.

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