Bible: 2 Kings 19:21-28
“The virgin daughter Zion 2
despises you, she makes fun of you;
shakes her head after you. 3
19:22 Whom have you taunted and hurled insults at?
At whom have you shouted, 4
and looked so arrogantly? 5
At the Holy One of Israel! 6
19:23 Through your messengers you taunted the sovereign master, 7
‘With my many chariots 8
I climbed up the high mountains,
the slopes of Lebanon.
I cut down its tall cedars,
and its best evergreens.
I invaded its most remote regions, 9
its thickest woods.
19:24 I dug wells and drank
water in foreign lands. 10
With the soles of my feet I dried up
all the rivers of Egypt.’19:25 11
Certainly you must have heard! 12
Long ago I worked it out,
In ancient times I planned 13 it;
and now I am bringing it to pass.
The plan is this:
Fortified cities will crash
into heaps of ruins. 14
19:26 Their residents are powerless, 15
they are terrified and ashamed.
They are as short-lived as plants in the field,
or green vegetation. 16
They are as short-lived as grass on the rooftops 17
when it is scorched by the east wind. 18
19:27 I know where you live,
and everything you do. 19
19:28 Because you rage against me,
and the uproar you create has reached my ears; 20
I will put my hook in your nose, 21
and my bridle between your lips,
and I will lead you back the way