this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Take off the turban, remove the crown.1 It will not be as it was: The lowly will be exalted and the exalted will be brought low.227
A ruin! A ruin! I will make it a ruin! It will not be restored until he comes to whom it rightfully belongs;3 to him I will give it.'428
"And you, son of man, prophesy and say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says about the Ammonites5 and their insults: " 'A sword,6 a sword, drawn for the slaughter, polished to consume and to flash like lightning!