24thussays the LORD, "Behold, 1I am bringingevil on thisplace and on its inhabitants, even all2the curseswritten in the bookwhich they have read in the presence of the king of Judah.
"3Because they have forsaken Me and have burnedincense to othergods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore My wrath will be poured out on thisplace and it shall not be quenched."'
"But to the king of Judah who sent you to inquire of the LORD, thus you will say to him, 'Thussays the LORDGod of Israel regarding the wordswhich you have heard,
"4Because your heart was tender and you humbledyourselfbeforeGod when you heard His wordsagainstthisplace and against its inhabitants, and because you humbledyourselfbefore Me, tore your clothes and weptbefore Me, I truly have heard you," declares the LORD.
28"Behold, I will gather you to your fathers and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace, so your eyes will not seeall the evilwhich I will bring on thisplace and on its inhabitants.""' And they broughtbackword to the king.