In the last days
the mountain of the LORD’s temple
will be established as the highest of the mountains;
it will be exalted above the hills,
and all nations will stream to it.
For with fire
and with his sword
he will execute judgement on all people,
and many will be those slain by him.
The fields of Heshbon wither,
the vines of Sibmah also.
The rulers of the nations
have trampled down the choicest vines,
which once reached Jazer
and spread toward the desert.
Their shoots spread out
and went as far as the sea.
The Lord will wash away
the filth of the women of Zion;
he will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem
by a spirit of judgement
and a spirit of fire.
Give him no rest
till he establishes Jerusalem
and makes her
the praise of the earth.
The LORD has sworn
by his right hand
and by his mighty arm:
“Never again will I give your grain
as food for your enemies,
and never again will foreigners drink
the new wine for which you have toiled;”
All your children will be taught by the LORD,
and great will be their peace.
In righteousness you will be established:
Tyranny will be far from you;
you will have nothing to fear.
Terror will be far removed;
it will not come near you.
The Sovereign LORD declares—
he who gathers the exiles of Israel:
“I will gather still others to them
besides those already gathered.”
He allots their portions;
his hand distributes them by measure.
They will possess it forever and dwell there
from generation to generation.
The LORD will cause people
to hear his majestic voice
and will make them see his arm coming down
with raging anger and consuming fire,
with cloudburst, thunderstorm and hail.
It pleased the LORD
for the sake of his righteousness
to make his law great and glorious.
The LORD’s justice will dwell in the desert,
his righteousness live in the fertile field.
The living, the living—
they praise you,
as I am doing today;
parents tell their children about your faithfulness.
Shout aloud and sing for joy,
people of Zion,
for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.