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As a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall,
Whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
14And He shall break it as a potter's vessel is broken,
Breaking it in pieces without sparing;
So that there shall not be found among the pieces thereof a sherd
To take fire from the hearth,
Or to take water out of the cistern.
15For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:
In sitting still and rest shall ye be saved,
In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength;
And ye would not.
16But ye said: 'No, for we will flee upon horses';
Therefore shall ye flee;
And: 'We will ride upon the swift';
Therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
17One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one,
At the rebuke of five shall ye flee;
Till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain,
And as an ensign on a hill.
18And therefore will the Lord wait, that He may be gracious unto you,
And therefore will He be exalted, that He may have compassion upon you;
For the Lord is a God of justice,
Happy are all they that wait for Him.
19For, O people that dwellest in Zion at Jerusalem,
Thou shalt weep no more;
He will surely be gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry,
When He shall hear, He will answer thee.
20And though the Lord give you sparing bread and scant water,
Yet shall not thy Teacher hide Himself any more,
But thine eyes shall see thy Teacher;
21And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying:
'This is the way, walk ye in it,
When ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.'
22And ye shall defile thy graven images overlaid with silver,
And thy molten images covered with gold;
Thou shalt put them far away as one unclean;
Thou shalt say unto it: 'Get thee hence.'
23And He will give the rain for thy seed, wherewith thou sowest the ground,
And bread of the increase of the ground, and it shall be fat and plenteous;
In that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.
24The oxen likewise and the young asses that till the ground
Shall eat savoury provender,
Which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.
25And there shall be upon every lofty mountain, and upon every high hill
Streams and watercourses,
In the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
26Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun,
And the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of the seven days,
In the day that the Lord bindeth up the bruise of His people,