their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The infant will play near the cobras den,
and the young child will put its hand into the vipers nest.
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,
for the eart
Yet he too is wise and can bring disaster;
he does not take back his words.
He will rise up against that wicked nation,
against those who help evildoers.
But the Egyptians are mere mortals and not God;
their horses are flesh and not spirit.
When the L
they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two
they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:
Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.
At the sound of their voices the doorposts an
See, it stands written before me:
I will not keep silent but will pay back in full;
I will pay it back into their laps
both your sins and the sins of your ancestors,
says the LORD.
Because they burned sacrifices on the mountains
and defied me on the h
the face of the earth. 18 Yet her profit and her earnings will be set apart for
theLORD; they will not be stored up or hoarded. Her profits will go to those
who live before the LORD, for abundant food and fine clothes.
The LORDs Devastation of the Earth
for in perfect faithfulness
you have done wonderful things,
things planned long ago.
You have made the city a heap of rubble,
the fortified town a ruin,
the foreigners stronghold a city no more;
it will never be rebuilt.
Therefore strong peoples wil
at high noon.
Hide the fugitives,
do not betray the refugees.
Let the Moabite fugitives stay with you;
be their shelter from the destroyer.
The oppressor will come to an end,
and destruction will cease;
the aggressor will vanish from the land.
But all the descendants of Israel
will find deliverance in the LORD
and will make their boast in him.
Gods of Babylon
46 Bel bows down, Nebo stoops low;
their idols are borne by beasts of burden.
The images that are carried about are burdensome,
he makes an idol and bows down to it.
Half of the wood he burns in the fire;
over it he prepares his meal,
he roasts his meat and eats his fill.
He also warms himself and says,
Ah! I am warm; I see the fire.
From the rest he makes a god, his idol;
The way of peace they do not know;
there is no justice in their paths.
They have turned them into crooked roads;
no one who walks along them will know peace.
So justice is far from us,
and righteousness does not reach us.
We look for light, but all is
but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.
It is better to heed the rebuke of a wise person
than to listen to the song of fools.
Like the crackling of thorns under the pot,
so is the laughter of fools.
This too is meaningless.