Will turn his attention to Le·viʹa·than,* the gliding serpent,
To Le·viʹa·than, the twisting serpent,
And he will kill the monster that is in the sea.
“A vineyard of foaming wine!+
Every moment I water her.+
I safeguard her night and day,
So that no one may harm her.+
Who will confront me with thornbushes and weeds in the battle?
I will trample them and set them on fire all together.
5 Otherwise, let him hold fast to my stronghold.
Let him make peace with me;
Peace let him make with me.”
6 In the coming days Jacob will take root,
Israel will blossom and sprout,+
And they will fill the land with produce.+
7 Must he be struck with the stroke of the one striking him?
Or must he be killed as with the slaughter of his slain?
8 With a startling cry you will contend with her when sending her away.
He will expel her with his fierce blast in the day of the east wind.+
And this will be the full fruitage when his sin is taken away:
He will make all the stones of the altar
Like chalkstones that have been pulverized,
10 For the fortified city will be deserted;
The pastures will be forsaken and abandoned like a wilderness.+
There the calf will graze and lie down
And will consume her branches.+
11 When her twigs have dried up,
Women will come and break them off,
Making fires with them.
For this people is without understanding.+
That is why their Maker will show them no mercy,
And the One who formed them will show them no favor.+
12 In that day Jehovah will beat out the fruit from the flowing stream of the River* to the Wadi* of Egypt,+ and you will be gathered up one after the other, O people of Israel.+ 13 In that day a great horn will be blown,+ and those who are perishing in the land of As·syrʹi·a+ and those dispersed in the land of Egypt+ will come and bow down to Jehovah in the holy mountain in Jerusalem.+