This is a message from the Lord about Israel: Lord 2
I have decided that Jerusalem will become a bowl of wine that makes the neighboring nations drunk. And when Jerusalem is attacked, Judah will also be attacked. 3
But I will turn Jerusalem into a heavy stone that crushes anyone who tries to lift it. 4
I will blind every horse and make them panic, and every rider will be confused. But at the same time, I will watch over Judah. 5
Then every clan in Judah will realize that I, the Lord 6
At that time I will let the clans of Judah be like a ball of fire in a wood pile or a fiery torch in a hay stack. Then Judah will send the surrounding nations up in smoke. And once again the city of Jerusalem will be filled with people. 7
But I will first give victory to Judah, so the kingdom of David and the city of Jerusalem in all of their glory won't be thought of more highly than Judah itself. 8
I, the Lord 9
I am determined to wipe out every nation that attacks Jerusalem.
Scripture taken from the Contemporary English Version ®. Copyright © 1995 American Bible Society. Used by permission.