The word of the LORD came again to me, saying ,
13Son of man, when the landsinneth against me by trespassinggrievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will sendfamine upon it, and will cut offman and beast from it:
Though these threemen,Noah,Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness,saith the LordGOD.15If I cause noisomebeasts to pass through the land, and they spoila it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass throughbecause of the beasts:16
Though these threemen were in it,b as I live,saith the LordGOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only shall be delivered , but the land shall be desolate.17
Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say , Sword, go through the land; so that I cut offman and beast from it:
Though these threemen were in it, as I live,saith the LordGOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they only shall be delivered themselves.
Or if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast:20
Though Noah,Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live,saith the LordGOD, they shall deliver neither sonnordaughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.21
For thus saith the LordGOD; How much more when I send my foursorejudgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisomebeast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?22
Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth , both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have brought upon it.
And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the LordGOD.