11 Proud men will be brought low, arrogant men will be humiliated; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. 12 Indeed, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has planned a day of judgment for all the high and mighty for all who are proud—they will be humiliated; 13for all the cedars of Lebanon that are so high and mighty, for all the oaks of Bashan, 14 for all the tall mountains, for all the high hills, 15 for every high tower, for every fortified wall,
Date: 7th-5th Centuries B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)
1Open your gates, Lebanon, so that the fire may consume your cedars.2Howl, fir tree, because the cedar has fallen; the majestic trees have been destroyed. Howl, oaks of Bashan, because the impenetrable forest has fallen.3 Listen to the howling of shepherds, because their magnificence has been destroyed. Listen to the roaring of young lions, because the thickets of the Jordan have been devastated. 4 The Lord my God says this: “Shepherd the flock set aside for slaughter.
Date: 5th Century B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)