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O house of Jacob,
    come, let us walk
in the light of the Lord!(A)

Judgment Pronounced on Arrogance

You have forsaken your people,
    the house of Jacob,
for they are full of diviners[a] from the East
    and of soothsayers like the Philistines,
    and they clasp hands with foreigners.(B)
Their land is filled with silver and gold,
    and there is no end to their treasures;
their land is filled with horses,
    and there is no end to their chariots.(C)
Their land is filled with idols;
    they bow down to the work of their hands,
    to what their own fingers have made.(D)
And so people are humbled,
    and everyone is brought low—
    [[do not forgive them!(E)
10 Enter into the rock,
    and hide in the dust
from the terror of the Lord
    and from the glory of his majesty.]][b](F)
11 The haughty eyes of people shall be brought low,
    and the pride of everyone shall be humbled,
and the Lord alone will be exalted on that day.(G)
12 For the Lord of hosts has a day
    against all that is proud and lofty,
    against all that is lifted up and high;[c](H)
13 against all the cedars of Lebanon,
    lofty and lifted up;
    and against all the oaks of Bashan;(I)
14 against all the high mountains
    and against all the lofty hills;(J)
15 against every high tower
    and against every fortified wall;
16 against all the ships of Tarshish
    and against all the highly prized vessels.(K)
17 The haughtiness of people shall be humbled,
    and the pride of everyone shall be brought low,
    and the Lord alone will be exalted on that day.(L)
18 The idols shall utterly pass away.(M)
19 Enter the caves of the rocks
    and the holes of the ground,
from the terror of the Lord
    and from the glory of his majesty,
    when he rises to terrify the earth.(N)
20 On that day people will throw away
    to the moles and to the bats
their idols of silver and their idols of gold,
    which they made for themselves to worship,(O)
21 to enter the caverns of the rocks
    and the clefts in the crags,
from the terror of the Lord
    and from the glory of his majesty,
    when he rises to terrify the earth.(P)
22 [[Turn away from mortals,
    who have only breath in their nostrils,
    for of what account are they?]][d](Q)

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Footnotes

  1. 2.6 Cn: Heb lacks of diviners
  2. 2.9–10 Q ms lacks do not forgive . . . majesty
  3. 2.12 Cn Compare Gk: Heb low
  4. 2.22 Gk OL lack 2.22