it is furbished
Harness the horses; mount the steeds; take your positions with helmets on! Polish the lances; put on armor!
Charging horseman, flashing sword, shining spear; heaps of slain, mounds of corpses, dead bodies without end-- they stumble over their dead.
Sun and moon stand still in [their] lofty residence, at the flash of Your flying arrows, at the brightness of Your shining spear.
The couriers left, spurred on by royal command, and the law was issued in the fortress of Susa. The king and Haman sat down to drink, while the city of Susa was in confusion.
a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance;
At their feasts they have lyre, harp, tambourine, flute, and wine. They do not perceive the LORD's actions, and they do not see the work of His hands.
Therefore My people go into exile because they lack knowledge; the dignitaries are starving, and the masses are parched with thirst.
Therefore Sheol enlarges its throat and opens wide its enormous jaws, and down go Zion's dignitaries, her masses, her crowds, and those who carouse in her!
On that day the Lord God of Hosts called for weeping, for wailing, for shaven heads, and for the wearing of sackcloth.
But look: joy and gladness, butchering of cattle, slaughtering of sheep, eating of meat, and drinking of wine-- "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!"
The LORD of Hosts has revealed [this] in my hearing: "This sin of yours will never be wiped out." The Lord God of Hosts has spoken.
You dismiss any thought of the evil day and bring in a reign of violence.
They lie on beds [inlaid with] ivory, sprawled out on their couches, and dine on lambs from the flock and calves from the stall.
They improvise songs to the sound of the harp and invent their own musical instruments like David.
They drink wine by the bowlful and anoint themselves with the finest oils but do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.
Therefore, they will now go into exile as the first of the captives, and the feasting of those who sprawl out will come to an end.
For they will be consumed like entangled thorns, like a drunkard's drink, and like straw that is fully dry.
"Be on your guard, so that your minds are not dulled from carousing, drunkenness, and worries of life, or that day will come on you unexpectedly
like a trap. For it will come on all who live on the face of the whole earth.
it contemneth the rod of my son, as every tree
And you, profane and wicked prince of Israel, the day has come for your punishment."
This is what the Lord God says: Remove the turban, and take off the crown. Things will not remain as they are; exalt the lowly and bring down the exalted.
A ruin, a ruin, I will make it a ruin! Yet this will not happen until He comes; I have given the judgment to Him.
It had strong branches, [fit] for the scepters of rulers; its height towered among the clouds. So it was conspicuous for its height as well as its many branches.
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.
Now it is planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty land.
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."
and say to the forest there: Hear the word of the LORD! This is what the Lord God says: I am about to ignite a fire in you, and it will devour every green tree and every dry tree in you. The blazing flame will not be extinguished, and every face from the south to the north will be scorched by it.
I will be a father to him, and he will be a son to Me. When he does wrong, I will discipline him with a human rod and with blows from others.
I will declare the LORD's decree: He said to Me, "You are My Son; today I have become Your Father.
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."
He will call to Me, 'You are my Father, my God, the rock of my salvation.'
I will also make him My firstborn, greatest of the kings of the earth.
I will always preserve My faithful love for him, and My covenant with him will endure.
I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as heaven lasts.
If his sons forsake My instruction and do not live by My ordinances,
if they dishonor My statutes and do not keep My commandments,
then I will call their rebellion to account with the rod, their sin with blows.
But You have spurned and rejected him; You have become enraged with Your anointed.
You have repudiated the covenant with Your servant; You have completely dishonored his crown.
You have broken down all his walls; You have reduced his fortified cities to ruins.
All who pass by plunder him; he has become a joke to his neighbors.
You have lifted high the right hand of his foes; You have made all his enemies rejoice.
You have also turned back his sharp sword and have not let him stand in battle.
You have made his splendor cease and have overturned his throne.
You have shortened the days of his youth; You have covered him with shame. Selah
The Lord is at Your right hand; He will crush kings on the day of His anger.
He will judge the nations, heaping up corpses; He will crush leaders over the entire world.
and He will shepherd them with an iron scepter; He will shatter them like pottery-- just as I have received [this] from My Father.