Woe to Oppressive Jerusalem
the oppressive city!
she has not accepted discipline.3:2 Jb 5:17
She has not trusted3:2 Pr 3:5 in the Lord;
she has not drawn near to her God.
which leave nothing for3:3 Or that had nothing to gnaw in the morning.
Her priests profane the sanctuary;
they do violence to instruction.3:4 Ezk 22:26
he does no wrong.3:5 Ps 92:15
He applies his justice morning by morning;
he does not fail at dawn,
yet the one who does wrong knows no shame.3:5 Jr 8:12
6I have cut off nations;
their corner towers3:6 Zph 1:16 are destroyed.
I have laid waste their streets,
with no one to pass through.
Their cities lie devastated,
7I said: You will certainly fear me
and accept correction.
Then her dwelling place3:7 LXX, Syr read her eyes
would not be cut off
based on all that I had allocated to her.
However, they became more corrupt
in all their actions.
this is the Lord’s declaration —
until the day I rise up for plunder.3:8 LXX, Syr read for a witness; Vg reads up forever
For my decision is to gather nations,
to assemble kingdoms,
all my burning anger;
for the whole earth will be consumed
Final Restoration Promised
9For I will then restore
pure3:9 Dn 12:10 speech to the peoples
so that all of them may call
on the name of the Lord
and serve him with a single purpose.3:9 Lit with one shoulder
my supplicants, my dispersed people,
will bring an offering to me.
because of everything you have done
in rebelling3:11 Is 1:2 against me.
For then I will remove
from among you your jubilant,3:11 Jr 48:29 arrogant people,
and you will never again be haughty
on my holy mountain.3:11 Is 11:9
12I will leave
a meek and humble people3:12 Is 66:2 among you,
and they will take refuge in the name of the Lord.
do wrong or tell lies;
a deceitful tongue will not be found
in their mouths.
They will pasture and lie down,
14Sing for joy, Daughter Zion;
shout loudly, Israel!
Be glad and celebrate with all your heart,
15The Lord has removed your punishment;
he has turned back your enemy.
The King of Israel, the Lord, is among you;
you need no longer fear harm.
16On that day it will be said to Jerusalem:
“Do not fear;
17The Lord your God is among you,
He will be quiet3:17 LXX, Syr read He will renew you in his love.
He will delight in you with singing.”3:17 Ps 30:5
from the appointed festivals;
they will be a tribute from you3:18 = Jerusalem
and a reproach on her.3:18 Hb obscure
19Yes, at that time
I will deal with all who oppress you.
I will make those who were disgraced
throughout the earth
receive praise and fame.
20At that time I will bring you3:20 = people of Israel back,
yes, at the time I will gather you.
I will give you fame and praise
among all the peoples of the earth,
The Lord has spoken.