Israel will be sifted among all nations—In the last days, the people of Israel will be gathered again into their own land, and it will become productive.
1 I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will aslay the last of them with the sword: he that bfleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered.
2 Though they dig into ahell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:
3 And though they ahide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:
4 And though they go into captivity before their enemies, thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will set mine eyes upon them for aevil, and not for good.
5 And the Lord God of hosts is he that toucheth the land, and it shall amelt, and all that dwell therein shall bmourn: and it shall rise up wholly like a flood; and shall be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.
6 It is he that buildeth his astories in the heaven, and hath founded his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the bwaters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is his name.
7 Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? saith the Lord. Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?
8 Behold, the aeyes of the Lord God are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will bdestroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly cdestroy the house of Jacob, saith the Lord.
9 For, lo, I will command, and I will asift the house of bIsrael among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain cfall upon the earth.
10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor aprevent us.
11 ¶ In that day will I raise up the atabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
12 That they may apossess the remnant of bEdom, and of all the cheathen, which are called by my name, saith the Lord that doeth this.
13 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that asoweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall bmelt.
14 And I will bring again the acaptivity of my people of bIsrael, and they shall cbuild the dwaste 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 And I will aplant them upon their bland, and they shall cno more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God.