For this is what the LORD says: "Do not enter a house where there is a funeral meal; do not go to mourn or show sympathy, because I have withdrawn my blessing, my love and my pity1 from this people," declares the LORD.
"Both high and low will die in this land.2 They will not be buried or mourned,3 nor will people cut4 themselves or shave5 their heads for them.
No one will offer food6 to comfort those who mourn7 for the dead--not even for a father or a mother--nor will anyone give them a drink to console8 them.
"And do not enter a house where there is feasting and sit down to eat and drink.99
For this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Before your eyes and in your days I will bring an end to the sounds10 of joy and gladness and to the voices of bride11 and bridegroom in this place.12