11A burden concerning Dumah. He called to me from Seir. Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
12The watchman says, The morning comes, and also the night; if you would inquire, inquire; you will come back again.
13A burden concerning Arabia. In the evening you will lodge in the forest, in the highway of Dornim.
14Meet the thirsty, bring water, inhabitants of the land of the south. Meet those who are fleeing with your bread,
15for they have fled from the swords, from the drawn sword and from the bent bow and from the grievousness of war.
16For thus has master said to me, Within a year, according to the years of an employee, all the glory of Kedar will fail;
17and the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the sons of Kedar, will be diminished; for Yahvah, god of Israel, has spoken it.
1A burden concerning the valley of vision. What do you see here, that you are all gone up to the housetops?
2The city is full of tumult, the mighty city is full of noise; your slain men are not slain with the sword nor dead in battle.
3All your princes have fled together, they are surrounded by the archers; all that were found in you are bound together; they have fled to far off places.
4Therefore I said, Leave me alone, I will weep bitterly; do not trouble yourself to comfort me, because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.
5For it is a day of trouble and of treading down and of weeping before Yahvah, master of hosts, in the valley of vision; they have surveyed the walls and shouted on the mountains.
6And Elam bore the quiver with the chariots of men and horsemen, and the shields were seen on the wall.
7And it will come to pass that your choicest valleys will be full of chariots, and the horsemen will set themselves in array at the gates.
8And the defenses of Judah will be laid bare, and you will see on that day the armour of the house of the forest.
9You have also seen the breaches of the city of David, that they are many; and you have gathered together the waters of the lower pool.
10And you have supplied the houses of Jerusalem with water, and you have broken down the houses to fortify the walls.
11And you made ditches between the 2 walls for the water of the old pool; but you have not looked to its maker, nor had respect for him who fashioned it long ago.
12And in that day Yahvah, master of hosts, called to weeping and to mourning and to baldness and to girding with sackcloth;
13and look joy and gladness, slaughtering oxen and killing sheep, eating meat and drinking wine; let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die.
14And it was revealed in my ears by Yahvah of hosts saying, Surely this iniquity will not be purged from you until you die says Yahvah, master of hosts.
15Yahvah, master of hosts says, Go, get to this treasurer, even to Shebna, who is over the house, and say to him,
16What do you do here? And what have you here, that you have hewn a tomb for yourself, as he who hews for himself a tomb on high and carves a habitation for himself in a rock?
17Look, man, Yahvah will surely cast you away, and will surely forsake you.
18And he will afflict you like the affliction of a company of soldiers besieged in a fortress from which there is no escape; there you will die, and there the chariots of your glory will be the shame of your master's house.
19And I will take away your glory, and will cast you down from your position.
20And it will come to pass in that day, says Yahvah, I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah;
21and I will clothe him with your robe and will gird him with your belt, and I will commit your government into his hand; and he will be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah.
22And I will place on his shoulder the keys of the house of David; so he will open and no one will shut, and he will shut and no one will open.
23And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he will be for a glorious throne to his father's house.
24And they will hang on him all the glory of his father's house, both the honorable men and the glorious men, and all small vessels, from instruments of music to the harp.
25In that day, says Yahvah of hosts, the nail that is fastened in a sure place will be removed and be overthrown and fall; and the burden that was on it will be destroyed; for Yahvah has spoken it.
1Hear this word which I take up concerning you, even a lamentation, house of Israel:
1Hear this word, vicious men of Bashan, who are in the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.
2Master Yahvah has sworn by his holiness, Look, the days are coming on you when they will take you away with weapons and the last of you will be devoured.
3And every woman will run to the breach which is before her; and they will be cast away to the mountain of Harmon says Yahvah.
10I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt; I slew your young men with the sword, together with the spoil of your horses; and I made the stench of your camps to come up to your nostrils; yet you did not return to me says Yahvah.
3Who wait for the evil day, and cause the sabbath of violence to come near;
4who lie on beds of ivory, and give themselves to pleasures on their couches, and eat the fatlings from the flock and calves from the middle of the herd;
5who chant to the sound of the harp, and consider themselves skilled in the musical instruments like David;
6who drink pure wine, and anoint themselves with the finest perfumes; but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
16Now hear the word of Yahvah: You say, Do not prophesy against the house of Israel and do not teach against the house of Isaac.
17Therefore Yahvah says, Your wife will play the prostitute in your own city, and your sons and your daughters will fall by the sword, and your land will be divided by line; and you yourself will die in a polluted land; and Israel will surely be carried away captive from his land.
11In that day, I will raise up the tent 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, and as in the years of many generations.
12For they will possess the remnant of Edom, and all the Gentiles who are called by my name, says Yahvah who does these things.