"As I live," says the Lord, "though Coniah a the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, were the signet on My right hand, yet I would pluck you off;
and I will give you into the hand of those who seek your life, and into the hand of those whose face you fear--the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the hand of the Chaldeans.
So I will cast you out, and your mother who bore you, into another country where you were not born; and there you shall die.
But to the land to which they desire to return, there they shall not return.
"Is this man Coniah a despised, broken idol-- A vessel in which is no pleasure? Why are they cast out, he and his descendants, And cast into a land which they do not know?
O earth, earth, earth, Hear the word of the Lord!
Thus says the Lord: 'Write this man down as childless, A man who shall not prosper in his days; For none of his descendants shall prosper, Sitting on the throne of David, And ruling anymore in Judah.' "