"As I live," declares the LORD, "eventhougha1Coniah the son of Jehoiakimking of Judah were a 2signet ring on My righthand, yet I would pullbyou coff ;
and I will 3give you over into the hand of those who are seeking your life, yes, into the hand of those whom you dread, even into the hand of Nebuchadnezzarking of Babylon and into the hand of the Chaldeans.
"I will 4hurl you and your 5motherwhobore you into anothercountrywhere you were not born, and there you will die.
"But as for the land to which they desire to return, they will not return to it.
"Is thismanConiah a despised, shatteredjar ? Or is he an 6undesirablevessel ? Why have he and his descendants been 7hurled out And cast into a 8land that they had not known ?
"9O land, land, land, Hear the word of the LORD !
30"Thussays the LORD, 'Writethismandown10childless, A man who will 11not prosper in his days ; For noman of his 12descendants will prosperSitting on the throne of David Or rulingagain in Judah.' "