“But the multitude of your foes
Shall be like small dust.
The multitude of tyrants
Shall be like passing chaff.
In an instant,
You will be visited by Yahweh of hosts.
He will come with thunder.
He will come with an earthquake.
He will come with a great noise.
He will come with a whirlwind.
He will come with a tempest.
He will come with the flame of a devouring fire.
The multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel,
All that fight against her,
All that had a stronghold,
All that distress her
Shall be like a dream.
They shall be like a vision of the night.
Just as when a hungry man dreams of eating,
Yet wakes up still hungry.
Or when a thirsty man dreams he is drinking,
Yet wakes up faint,
So shall the multitude of all the nations be.
All those that fight against Mount Zion
Shall be like that.”
Despite the earlier warnings, Yahweh will rescue Jerusalem, as her many enemies will become like dust. The tyrants against her will be like passing chaff. Suddenly, there will a visit from Yahweh with thunder, earthquakes, strong storms, and devouring flames. All her enemies who distressed Jerusalem will be like a bad dream. All those nations fighting against Jerusalem will be faint and weak. They will be like those who dream of food and drink, yet wake up still hungry and thirsty.