I will destine you for the sword,1 and you will all bend down for the slaughter;2 for I called but you did not answer,3 I spoke but you did not listen.4 You did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me."513
Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "My servants will eat,6 but you will go hungry;7 my servants will drink,8 but you will go thirsty;9 my servants will rejoice,10 but you will be put to shame.1114
My servants will sing12 out of the joy of their hearts, but you will cry out13 from anguish of heart and wail in brokenness of spirit.
You will leave your name to my chosen ones as a curse;14 the Sovereign LORD will put you to death, but to his servants he will give another name.1516
Whoever invokes a blessing16 in the land will do so by the God of truth;17 he who takes an oath in the land will swear18 by the God of truth. For the past troubles19 will be forgotten and hidden from my eyes.