"I will crush Judah and Jerusalem with my fist and destroy every last trace of their Baal worship. I will put an end to all the idolatrous priests, so that even the memory of them will disappear.
For they go up to their roofs and bow to the sun, moon, and stars. They claim to follow the LORD, but then they worship Molech, a too. So now I will destroy them!
And I will destroy those who used to worship me but now no longer do. They no longer ask for the LORD's guidance or seek my blessings."
Stand in silence in the presence of the Sovereign LORD, for the awesome day of the LORD's judgment has come. The LORD has prepared his people for a great slaughter and has chosen their executioners. b8
"On that day of judgment," says the LORD, "I will punish the leaders and princes of Judah and all those following pagan customs.
Yes, I will punish those who participate in pagan worship ceremonies, and those who steal and kill to fill their masters' homes with loot.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)