1 I saw the Lord standing upon the altar, and he said, Smite the threshold and shake the doors and cut the head of them all into pieces; and I will slay the last of them with the sword; there shall be none of them [left] to flee away or to escape.
2 Though they dig unto Sheol, from there shall my hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down;
3 and though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out of there; and though they hide from my sight in the bottom of the sea, from there will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:
4 and though they go into captivity before their enemies, from there I will command the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will set my eyes upon them for evil, and not for good.
5 The Lord GOD of the hosts [is] he that touches the earth, and it shall melt, and all that dwell therein shall mourn: and it shall all rise up like [a] river and shall be sunk, as the river of Egypt.
6 He that built his degrees in the heaven and has founded his gathering upon the earth; he that calls the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD [is] his name.
7 O sons of Israel, [Are] ye not as sons of the Ethiopians unto me, said the LORD? Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt? and the Palestinians from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?
8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD [are] against the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, said the LORD.
9 For, behold, I will command, and I will cause the house of Israel to be sifted among all the Gentiles like as [the grain] is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall to the earth.
10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, who say, For our sake the evil shall not come near nor overtake us.
11 In that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen and close up its breaches; and I will raise up its ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
12 that those who are called by my name may possess the remnant of Edom and all the Gentiles, said the LORD that does this.
13 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall catch up with the reaper, and the treader of grapes with him that sows seed; and the mountains shall drop new wine, and all the hills shall melt.
14 And I will turn the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities and inhabit [them]; and they shall plant vineyards and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens and eat the fruit of them.
15 For I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, said the LORD thy God.: