2 Jehovah is a God* exacting exclusive devotion+ and taking vengeance; Jehovah is taking vengeance+ and is disposed to* rage.+ Jehovah is taking vengeance against his adversaries,+ and he is resentful toward his enemies.+
In destructive wind and in storm is his way, and the cloud mass is the powder of his feet.+
Baʹshan and Carʹmel have withered,+ and the very blossom of Lebʹa·non has withered.
And he is cognizant of those seeking refuge in him.+
Distress will not rise up a second time.+
12 This is what Jehovah has said: “Although they were in complete form and there were many in that state, even in that state they must be cut down;+ and one must pass through. And I shall certainly afflict you, so that I shall not afflict you anymore.+ 13 And now I shall break his carrying bar from upon you,+ and the bands upon you I shall tear in two.+ 14 And concerning you* Jehovah has commanded, ‘Nothing of your name will be sown anymore.+ Out of the house of your gods* I shall cut off carved image and molten statue.+ I shall make a burial place for you,+ because you have been of no account.’*
15 “Look! Upon the mountains the feet of one bringing good news,* one publishing peace.+ O Judah, celebrate your festivals.+ Pay your vows;+ because no more will any good-for-nothing person* pass again through you.+ In his entirety he will certainly be cut off.”*+