Or a refugee who will escape.
2 "Though they dig into Sheol, R269
From there will My hand take them;
And though they ascend R270 to heaven,
From there will I bring them down.
3 "Though they hide on the summit of Carmel,
I will search R271 them out and take them from there;
And though they conceal R272 themselves from My sight on the floor of the sea,
From there I will command the serpent R273 and it will bite them.
4 "And though they go into captivity R274 before their enemies,
From there I will command the sword that it slay them,
And I will set R275 My eyes against them for evil and not for good."
5 The Lord GOD F113 of hosts,
The One who touches R276 the land so that it melts,
And all R277 those who dwell in it mourn,
And all of it rises up like the Nile
And subsides like the Nile of Egypt;
6 The One who builds His upper R278 F114 chambers in the heavens
And has founded His vaulted dome over the earth,
He who calls R279 for the waters of the sea
And pours R280 them out on the face of the earth,
The R281 LORD is His name.
7 "Are you not as the sons of Ethiopia R282 to Me,
O sons of Israel?" declares the LORD.
"Have I not brought up Israel from the land of Egypt,
And the Philistines R283 from Caphtor and the Arameans R284 from Kir? R285
8 "Behold, the eyes R286 of the Lord GOD are on the sinful kingdom,
And I will destroy R287 it from the face of the earth;
Nevertheless, I will not R288 totally destroy the house of Jacob,"
Declares the LORD.
9 "For behold, I am commanding,
And I will shake R289 the house of Israel among all nations
As grain is shaken in a sieve,
But not a kernel F115 will fall to the ground.
10 "All the sinners R290 of My people will die by the sword,
Those who say, `The R291 calamity will not overtake or confront us.'
The Restoration of Israel
11 "In that day I will raise R292 up the fallen booth R293 F116 of David,
And wall up its breaches; R294
I will also raise up its ruins
And rebuild it as in the days R295 of old;
12 That R296 they may possess the remnant of Edom R297
And all the nations F117 who are called R298 by My name,"
Declares the LORD who does this.
13 "Behold, days are coming," declares the LORD,
"When the plowman R299 will overtake the reaper
And the treader of grapes him who sows seed;
When the mountains R300 will drip sweet wine R301
And all the hills will be dissolved.
14 "Also I will restore R302 the captivity F118 of My people Israel,
And they will rebuild R303 the ruined cities and live in them;
They will also plant R304 vineyards and drink their wine,
And make gardens and eat their fruit.
15 "I will also plant them on their land,
And they R305 will not again be rooted out from their land
Which I have given them,"
Says the LORD your God.
F113: Hebrew YHWH, usually rendered L\ORD/, and so throughout the ch
F114: Or stairs
F115: Or pebble
F116: Or shelter or tabernacle
F117: Or Gentiles
F118: Or fortunes
R264: Amos 3:14
R265: Zephaniah 2:14
R266: Psalms 68:21; Habakkuk 3:13
R267: Amos 7:17
R268: Jeremiah 11:11
R269: Psalms 139:8
R270: Jeremiah 51:53; Obadiah 1:1:4
R271: Jeremiah 16:16
R272: Job 1:34:22; Psalms 139:9,10
R273: Isaiah 27:1
R274: Leviticus 26:33
R275: Leviticus 17:10; Jeremiah 21:10; 39:16; 44:11
R276: Psalms 104:32; 144:5; Isaiah 64:1; Micah 1:4
R277: Amos 8:8
R278: Psalms 104:3,13
R279: Amos 5:8
R280: Psalms 104:6
R281: Amos 4:13
R282: 2 Chronicles 14:9,12; Isaiah 20:4; 43:3
R283: Deuteronomy 2:23; Jeremiah 47:4
R284: Amos 1:5
R285: 2 Kings 16:9; Isaiah 22:6
R286: Jeremiah 44:27; Amos 9:4
R287: Amos 7:17; 9:10
R288: Jeremiah 5:10; 30:11; 31:35,36; Joel 2:32; Amos 3:12; Obadiah 1:1:17
R289: Isaiah 30:28; Luke 22:31
R290: Isaiah 33:14; Zechariah 13:8
R291: Amos 6:3
R292: Acts 15:16-18
R293: Isaiah 16:5
R294: Psalms 80:12
R295: Isaiah 63:11; Jeremiah 46:26
R296: Obadiah 1:1:19
R297: Numbers 24:18; Isaiah 11:14
R298: Isaiah 43:7
R299: Leviticus 26:5
R300: Joel 3:18
R301: Genesis 49:11
R302: Psalms 53:6; Isaiah 60:4; Jeremiah 30:3,18
R303: Isaiah 61:4; 65:21
R304: Jeremiah 24:6; 31:28
R305: Isaiah 60:21; Ezekiel 34:28; 37:25