The word of the LORD came to me:
"Son of man, set your face against1 Sidon;2 prophesy against her
and say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'I am against you, O Sidon, and I will gain glory3 within you. They will know that I am the LORD, when I inflict punishment4 on her and show myself holy5 within her.
I will send a plague upon her and make blood flow in her streets. The slain will fall within her, with the sword against her on every side. Then they will know that I am the LORD.624
" 'No longer will the people of Israel have malicious neighbors who are painful briers and sharp thorns.7 Then they will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.