Bible: Isaiah 30:27-33

30:27 Look, the name 1  of the Lord comes from a distant place

in raging anger and awesome splendor. 2 

He speaks angrily

and his word is like destructive fire. 3 

30:28 His battle cry overwhelms like a flooding river 4 

that reaches one’s neck.

He shakes the nations in a sieve that isolates the chaff; 5 

he puts a bit into the mouth of the nations and leads them to destruction. 6 

30:29 You will sing

as you do in the evening when you are celebrating a festival.

You will be happy like one who plays a flute

as he goes to the mountain of the Lord, the Rock who shelters Israel. 7 

30:30 The Lord will give a mighty shout 8 

and intervene in power, 9 

with furious anger and flaming, destructive fire, 10 

with a driving rainstorm and hailstones.

30:31 Indeed, the Lord’s shout will shatter Assyria; 11 

he will beat them with a club.

30:32 Every blow from his punishing cudgel, 12 

with which the Lord will beat them, 13 

will be accompanied by music from the 14  tambourine and harp,

and he will attack them with his weapons. 15 

30:33 For 16  the burial place is already prepared; 17 

it has been made deep and wide for the king. 18 

The firewood is piled high on it. 19 

The Lord’s breath, like a stream flowing with brimstone,

will ignite it.

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