Well, Second Isaiah gets a little crazy today. No more of this "Comfort, comfort" business. All of a sudden Jacob is a worm; Israel, an insect!
And what's more, they are to be made into "a threshing-sledge / sharp, new, and having teeth."
Does a worm have teeth? What insects have teeth? (Incidentally, these teeth can bring down mountains and reduce hills to rubble). What imagery for Advent!
God's greatness us unsearchable, the psalm reminds us.
Let anyone with ears listen, Jesus implores.
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