1 To Judah See on the mountains the feet of the herald! 'Peace!' he proclaims. Judah, celebrate your feasts, carry out your vows, for Belial will never pass through you again; he has been utterly destroyed.
Jer 51:20-23 2Chr 25:8 Jer 50:23 Joel 3:9-11 Isa 14:6 Jer 46:3-10 Jer 51:11-12
2 The destroyer has advanced on you, guarding the siege-works, watching the road, bracing himself, mustering great strength!
Ps 80:12-13 Zeph 3:11 Ezek 37:23 Gen 49:22-23 Hos 10:1 Isa 10:5-12 Isa 60:15
3 (For Yahweh has restored the vine of Jacob, yes, the vine of Israel, although the plunderers had plundered them, although they had snapped off their vine-shoots!)
Ezek 23:14-15 Isa 14:8 Isa 63:1-3 Rev 6:4 Rev 12:3 Zech 1:8 Zech 6:2
4 The shields of his fighting men show red, his warriors are dressed in scarlet; the metal of the chariots sparkles as he prepares for battle; the horsemen are impatient for action;
Jer 4:13 Ezek 26:10 Isa 66:15 Nah 3:2-3 Dan 11:40 Isa 37:24
5 the chariots storm through the streets, jostling one another in the squares; they look like blazing flames, like lightning they dash to and fro.
Jer 46:12 Isa 5:27 Isa 21:5 Jer 50:29 Jer 51:27-28 Nah 3:3 Nah 3:18
6 His captains are called out; stumbling as they go, they speed towards the wall, and the mantelet is put in position.
2Pet 3:10-11 Isa 45:1-2
7 The sluices of the River are opened, and the palace melts in terror.
Isa 38:14 Isa 59:11 Isa 32:12 Luke 23:27 Luke 23:48
8 Beauty is taken captive, carried away, her slave-girls moaning like doves
Gen 10:11 Isa 13:14 Isa 47:13 Isa 48:20 Jer 46:5 Jer 50:16 Jer 51:13
9 and beating their breasts. Nineveh is like a lake, whose waters are draining away. 'Stop! Stop!' But no one turns back.
2Chr 36:10 Dan 11:8 Ezek 26:12 Isa 33:4 Jer 25:34 Jer 51:56 Nah 2:12-13
10 'Plunder the silver! Plunder the gold!' There is no end to the treasure, a mass of everything you could desire!
Ps 22:14 Dan 5:6 Joel 2:6 Isa 13:7-8 Jer 30:6 Isa 21:3 Isa 24:1
11 Ravaged, wrecked, ruined! Heart fails and knees give way, anguish is in the loins of all, and every face grows pale!
Isa 5:29 Jer 2:15 Ezek 19:2-8 Gen 49:9 Isa 31:4 Jer 4:7 Jer 50:17
12 Where is the lions' den now, the cave of the lion's whelps, where the lion and lioness walked with their cubs and no one molested them,
Jer 51:34 Isa 10:6-14 Ps 17:12
13 where the lion would tear up food for his whelps and strangle the kill for his mates, where he filled his caverns with prey and his lairs with spoil?
2Kgs 19:23 Jer 21:13 Nah 3:5 Ps 46:9 2Kgs 19:9 Ezek 5:8 Isa 49:24-25
14 Look, I am against you!- declares Yahweh Sabaoth- I shall send your chariots up in smoke, and the sword will devour your whelps; I shall cut short your depredations on earth, and the voices of your envoys will be heard no more.