27 At that time,[a] with his fierce, mighty, and powerful sword, the Lord will punish the gliding serpent Leviathan—the coiling serpent Leviathan—and he will kill the dragon that’s in the sea.
2 At that time,[b] “A fermenting[c] vineyard— sing about it! 3 I, the Lord, watch over it And I water it continuously. I guard it night and day so no one can harm it. 4 I am not angry. If only the vineyard[d] could give me briers and thorns[e] to battle, I would march against it, and[f] I would burn it all up. 5 Or else let it lay claim to my protection; let it make peace with me, yes, let it make peace with me.”
6 In times to come, Jacob will take root, and[g] Israel will blossom, sprout shoots, and fill the whole world with fruit.
7 Has the Lord[h] struck them down, just as he struck down those who struck them? Or have they been killed, just as their killers were killed? 8 Measure by measure,[i] in their exile you contended with them; with his fierce blast he removed them, as on a day when the east wind blows. 9 By this, then, Jacob’s guilt will be atoned for, and this will be the full harvest that comes from the removal of his sin: when he makes all the altar stones like pulverized chalkstones, no Asherah[j] poles or incense altars will be left standing. 10 For the fortified city stands desolate, a settlement abandoned and forsaken like the desert; calves graze there, and there they lie down and strip bare its branches. 11 When its branches are dry, they are broken off, and women come and kindle fires with them, since this is a people who show no consideration. That is why the One who made them shows them no compassion; the One who created them shows them no mercy.
Assyria and Egypt Exiles Redeemed
12 At that time,[k] the Lord will winnow grain from the Euphrates River[l] channel to the Wadi[m] of Egypt,[n] and you will be gathered in one by one, O people of Israel. 13 Furthermore, at that time,[o] a great trumpet will be sounded, and those who were perishing in the land of Assyria and those who had been expelled[p] to the land of Egypt will come and worship the Lord on his holy mountain at Jerusalem.
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