The Day of the Lord Is Near
For w the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations.
x As you have done, it shall be done to you;
your deeds shall return on your own head.
y For as you have drunk on z my holy mountain,
so all the nations shall drink continually;
they shall drink and swallow,
and shall be as though they had never been.
a But in Mount Zion there shall be those who escape,
and it shall be holy,
b and the house of Jacob shall possess their own possessions.
c The house of Jacob shall be a fire,
and the house of Joseph a flame,
and the house of Esau d stubble;
they shall burn them and consume them,
e and there shall be no survivor for the house of Esau,
for the Lord has spoken.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Alas for the day! For the day of the Lord is near, and as destruction from the Almighty it comes.
Summon archers against Babylon, all those who bend the bow. Encamp around her; let no one escape. Repay her according to her deeds; do to her according to all that she has done. For she has proudly defied the Lord, the Holy One of Israel.
As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so I will deal with you; you shall be desolate, Mount Seir, and all Edom, all of it. Then they will know that I am the Lord.
Because you have plundered many nations, all the remnant of the peoples shall plunder you, for the blood of man and violence to the earth, to cities and all who dwell in them.
Jeremiah 25:27 - 28
"Then you shall say to them, 'Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Drink, be drunk and vomit, fall and rise no more, because of the sword that I am sending among you.'
So you shall know that I am the Lord your God, who dwells in Zion, my holy mountain. And Jerusalem shall be holy, and strangers shall never again pass through it.
Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from the surface of the ground, except that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob," declares the Lord.
And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls.
That they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by my name," declares the Lord who does this.
On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a blazing pot in the midst of wood, like a flaming torch among sheaves. And they shall devour to the right and to the left all the surrounding peoples, while Jerusalem shall again be inhabited in its place, in Jerusalem.
The light of Israel will become a fire, and his Holy One a flame, and it will burn and devour his thorns and briers in one day.
Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of hosts: "Because you have spoken this word, behold, I am making my words in your mouth a fire, and this people wood, and the fire shall consume them.
As with the rumbling of chariots, they leap on the tops of the mountains, like the crackling of a flame of fire devouring the stubble, like a powerful army drawn up for battle.
And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel, and they shall do in Edom according to my anger and according to my wrath, and they shall know my vengeance, declares the Lord God.