27:1 In that day Yahweh with his hard and great and strong sword will punish leviathan the swift serpent, and leviathan the crooked serpent; and he will slay the monster that is in the sea.
27:2 In that day: A pleasant vineyard, sing+ to it.
27:3 I Yahweh am its keeper; I will water it every moment: or else any will hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
27:4 Wrath is not in me: Oh that the briers and thorns were against me in battle! I would march on them, I would burn them together.
27:5 Otherwise let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; [yes,] let him make peace with me.
27:6 In days to come Jacob will take root; Israel will blossom and bud; and they will fill the face of the world with fruit.
27:7 Has he struck them as he struck those who struck them? Or are they slain according to the slaughter of those who were slain by them?
27:8 In measure, when you send them away, you contend with them; he has removed [them] with his rough blast in the day of the east wind.
27:9 Therefore by this will the iniquity of Jacob be forgiven, and this is all the fruit of taking away his sin: that he makes all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, [so that] the Asherim and the sun-images will rise no more.
27:10 For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness: there the calf will feed, and there he will lie down, and consume its branches.
27:11 When its boughs are withered, they will be broken off; the women will come, and set them on fire; for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he who made them will not have compassion on them, and he who formed them will show them no favor.
27:12 And it will come to pass in that day, that Yahweh will beat off [his fruit] from the flood of the River to the brook of Egypt; and you+ will be gathered one by one, O you+ sons of Israel.
27:13 And it will come to pass in that day, that a great trumpet will be blown; and they will come who were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and those who were outcasts in the land of Egypt; and they will worship Yahweh in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.
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