God asks questions. “what will you do?” On ” the days of reckoning”, when adversities and adversaries engulf “like a flood, “when disaster comes” and sweep everything away? For each individual, there will be only a day to make decision. For the group of people as a whole, days (of specific length). There is no option to not answer God’s questions.
9 Ephraim will be laid waste
on the day of reckoning.
Among the tribes of Israel
I proclaim what is certain.
10 Judah’s leaders are like those
who move boundary stones.
I will pour out my wrath on them
like a flood of water.
Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest snatches him away in the night.
All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.
After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.
I will send famine and wild beasts against you, and they will leave you childless. Plague and bloodshed will sweep through you, and I will bring the sword against you. I the Lord have spoken.”