International Children’s Bible
20 You will be like the man who tried to sleep
on a bed that was too short for him.
And his blanket was too narrow
to wrap around himself.
21 The Lord will fight as he did at Mount Perazim.
He will be angry as he was in the Valley of Gibeon.
Then the Lord will do his work, his strange work.
He will finish his job, his strange job.
22 Now, you must not make fun of these things.
If you do, the ropes around you will become tighter.
The Lord of heaven’s armies has told me these things.
He has told me how the whole earth will be destroyed.
New International Version
20 The bed is too short to stretch out on,
the blanket too narrow to wrap around you.(A)
21 The Lord will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim,(B)
he will rouse himself as in the Valley of Gibeon(C)—
to do his work,(D) his strange work,
and perform his task, his alien task.
22 Now stop your mocking,(E)
or your chains will become heavier;
the Lord, the Lord Almighty, has told me
of the destruction decreed(F) against the whole land.(G)