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2:1 I will stand at my watch, and set myself on the ramparts, and will look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.
2:2 Yahweh answered me, "Write the vision, and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.
2:4 Behold, his soul is puffed up. It is not upright in him, but the righteous will live by his faith.
2:5 Yes, moreover, wine is treacherous. A haughty man who doesn`t stay at home, who enlarges his desire as Sheol, and he is like death, and can`t be satisfied, but gathers to himself all nations, and heaps to himself all peoples.
2:6 Won`t all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, `Woe to him who increases that which is not his, and who enriches himself by extortion! How long?`
2:7 Won`t your debtors rise up suddenly, and wake up those who make you tremble, and you will be their victim?
2:8 Because you have plundered many nations, all the remnant of the peoples will plunder you, because of men`s blood, and for the violence done to the land, to the city and to all who dwell in it.
2:10 You have devised shame to your house, by cutting off many peoples, and have sinned against your soul.
2:11 For the stone will cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the woodwork will answer it.
2:12 Woe to him who builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity!
2:14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of Yahweh, as the waters cover the sea.
2:17 For the violence done to Lebanon will overwhelm you, and the destruction of the animals, which made them afraid; because of men`s blood, and for the violence done to the land, to every city and to those who dwell in them.
2:20 But Yahweh is in his holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before him!