1 I will astand on my guard post And station myself on the rampart; And I will bkeep watch to see cwhat He will speak to me, And how I may reply when I am reproved. 2 Then the Lord answered me and said, "aRecord the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run. 3 "For the vision is yet for the aappointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, bwait for it; For it will certainly come, it cwill not delay. 4 "Behold, as for the aproud one, His soul is not right within him; But the brighteous will live by his faith. 5 "Furthermore, awine betrays the bhaughty man, So that he does not cstay at home. He denlarges his appetite like Sheol, And he is like death, never satisfied. He also gathers to himself all nations And collects to himself all peoples. 6 "Will not all of these atake up a taunt-song against him, Even mockery and insinuations against him And say, 'bWoe to him who increases what is not his-- For how long-- And makes himself rich with loans?' 7 "Will not your creditors arise up suddenly, And those who collect from you awaken? Indeed, you will become plunder for them. 8 "Because you have alooted many nations, All the remainder of the peoples will loot you-- Because of human bloodshed and violence done to the land, To the town and all its inhabitants. 9 "Woe to him who gets aevil gain for his house To bput his nest on high, To be delivered from the hand of calamity! 10 "You have devised a ashameful thing for your house By cutting off many peoples; So you are bsinning against yourself. 11 "Surely the astone will cry out from the wall, And the rafter will answer it from the framework. 12 "Woe to him who abuilds a city with bloodshed And founds a town with violence! 13 "Is it not indeed from the Lord of hosts That peoples atoil for fire, And nations grow weary for nothing? 14 "For the earth will be afilled With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, As the waters cover the sea. 15 "Woe to you who make your neighbors drink, Who mix in your venom even to make them drunk So as to look on their nakedness! 16 "You will be filled with disgrace rather than honor. Now you yourself adrink and expose your own nakedness. The bcup in the Lord'S right hand will come around to you, And cutter disgrace will come upon your glory. 17 "For the aviolence done to Lebanon will overwhelm you, And the devastation of its beasts by which you terrified them, bBecause of human bloodshed and cviolence done to the land, To the town and all its inhabitants. 18 "What aprofit is the idol when its maker has carved it, Or an image, a bteacher of falsehood? For its maker ctrusts in his own handiwork When he fashions speechless idols. 19 "Woe to him who asays to a piece of wood, 'bAwake!' To a mute stone, 'Arise!' And that is your teacher? Behold, it is overlaid with cgold and silver, And there is dno breath at all inside it. 20 "But the aLord is in His holy temple. Let all the earth bbe silent before Him."