Because the LORD revealed their plot to me, I knew it, for at that time he showed me what they were doing.
I had been like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter;1 I did not realize that they had plotted2 against me, saying, "Let us destroy the tree and its fruit; let us cut him off from the land of the living,3 that his name be remembered4 no more."
But, O LORD Almighty, you who judge righteously5 and test the heart6 and mind,7 let me see your vengeance8 upon them, for to you I have committed my cause.
"Therefore this is what the LORD says about the men of Anathoth9 who are seeking your life10 and saying, 'Do not prophesy11 in the name of the LORD or you will die12 by our hands'--
therefore this is what the LORD Almighty says: 'I will punish them. Their young men13 will die by the sword, their sons and daughters by famine.
Not even a remnant14 will be left to them, because I will bring disaster on the men of Anathoth in the year of their punishment.15' "