But it was uprooted in fury, thrown to the ground, and the east wind dried up its fruit. Its strong branches were torn off and dried up; fire consumed them.
Fire has gone out from its main branch and has devoured its fruit, so that it no longer has a strong branch, a scepter for ruling. This is a lament and should be used as a lament."
It is sharpened for slaughter, polished to flash like lightning! Should we rejoice? The scepter of My son, the sword despises every tree.
Surely it will be a trial! And what if the sword despises even the scepter? The scepter will not continue. [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
The scepter will not depart from Judah, or the staff from between his feet, until He whose right it is comes and the obedience of the peoples belongs to Him.
Water will flow from his buckets, and his seed will be by abundant water. His king will be greater than Agag, and his kingdom will be exalted.
God brought him out of Egypt; He is like the horns of a wild ox for them. He will feed on enemy nations and gnaw their bones; he will strike [them] with his arrows.
He crouches, he lies down like a lion or a lioness-- who dares to rouse him? Those who bless you will be blessed, and those who curse you will be cursed.
Powerful kings have also ruled over Jerusalem and exercised authority over the whole region, and tribute, duty, and land tax were paid to them.
This is the reply they gave us: We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth and are rebuilding the temple that was built many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished.
Ask of Me, and I will make the nations Your inheritance and the ends of the earth Your possession.
You will break them with a rod of iron; You will shatter them like pottery."
the root Your right hand has planted, the shoot that You made strong for Yourself.
Let Your hand be with the man at Your right hand, with the son of man You have made strong for Yourself.
The LORD will extend Your mighty scepter from Zion. Rule over Your surrounding enemies.
Then a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit.
Think of Assyria, a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches and shady foliage, and of lofty height. Its top was among the clouds.
The tree grew large and strong; its top reached to the sky, and it was visible to the ends of the earth.
The tree you saw, which grew large and strong, whose top reached to the sky and was visible to all the earth,
whose leaves were beautiful and its fruit abundant-- and on it was food for all, under it the wild animals lived, and in its branches the birds of the air lived--