Again a message came to me from the LORD:
"Son of man, what is that proverb they quote in Israel: 'Time passes, making a liar of every prophet'?
Give the people this message from the Sovereign LORD: I will put an end to this proverb, and you will soon stop quoting it. Now give them this new proverb to replace the old one: 'The time has come for every prophecy to be fulfilled!'
"Then you will see what becomes of all the false visions and misleading predictions about peace in Israel.
For I am the LORD! What I threaten always happens. There will be no more delays, you rebels of Israel! I will fulfill my threat of destruction in your own lifetime, says the Sovereign LORD."
Then this message came to me from the LORD:
"Son of man, the people of Israel are saying, 'His visions won't come true for a long, long time.'
Therefore, give them this message from the Sovereign LORD: No more delay! I will now do everything I have threatened! I, the Sovereign LORD, have spoken!"
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)