Rise up, LORD! Save me, my God! You strike all my enemies on the cheek; You break the teeth of the wicked.
For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD supports the righteous.
Light is withheld from the wicked, and the arm raised [in violence] is broken.
"Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Look, it has not been bandaged-- [no] medicine has been applied and no splint put on to bandage it so that it can grow strong [enough] to handle a sword.
Therefore this is what the Lord God says: Look! I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt. I will break his arms, both the strong one and the one [already] broken, and will make the sword fall from his hand.
Woe to the worthless shepherd who deserts the flock! May a sword strike his arm and his right eye! May his arm wither away and his right eye go completely blind!"
Let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous. The One who examines the thoughts and emotions is a righteous God.
this is what the LORD God of Israel says: 'I am about to bring such disaster on Jerusalem and Judah that everyone who hears about it will shudder.
I will stretch over Jerusalem the measuring line [used on] Samaria and the mason's level [used on] the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem clean as one wipes a bowl-- wiping it and turning it upside down.
I will abandon the remnant of My inheritance and hand them over to their enemies. They will become plunder and spoil to all their enemies,
because they have done what is evil in My sight and have provoked Me from the day their ancestors came out of Egypt until today.'"
Moreover, your skirts are stained with the blood of the innocent poor. You did not catch them breaking and entering. But in spite of all these things
So I will put an end to indecency in the land, and all the women will be admonished not to imitate your indecent behavior.
And at that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps and punish the men who settle down comfortably, who say to themselves: The LORD will not do good or evil.