Look! The ·Lord[L the name of the Lord; C the name represents the person] comes from far away. His anger is like a fire with thick clouds of smoke. His ·mouth is [lips are] filled with anger, and his tongue is like a ·burning [consuming; devouring] fire.
Look, God’s on his way, and from a long way off! Smoking with anger, immense as he comes into view, Words steaming from his mouth, searing, indicting words! A torrent of words, a flash flood of words sweeping everyone into the vortex of his words. He’ll shake down the nations in a sieve of destruction, herd them into a dead end.
The Lord will come from far away in all his power and glory. He will show his burning anger. Thick clouds of smoke will be all around him. His mouth will speak angry words. The words from his tongue will be like a destroying fire.
See now, the name of the Eternal is echoing from far away. God is coming with a fury inescapable to set things right again. God is coming like fire and smoke; His lips, indignation—His tongue, consuming fire.
Lo! the name of the Lord cometh down from [a]far; his strong vengeance is burning, and grievous to bear; his lips be filled of indignation, and his tongue is as fire devouring (his lips be full of anger, and his tongue is like a devouring fire).
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