"And if in spite of this you do not obey Me but act with hostility toward Me,
I will act with furious hostility toward you; I will also discipline you seven times for your sins.a29
You will eat the flesh of your sons; you will eat the flesh of your daughters.b30
I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and heap your dead bodies on the lifeless bodies of your idols;c I will reject you.
I will reduce your cities to ruins and devastate your sanctuaries. I will not smell the pleasing aroma of your [sacrifices].d32
I also will devastate the land, so that your enemies who come to live there will be appalled by it.
But I will scatter you among the nations, and I will draw a sword [to chase] after you. So your land will become desolate, and your cities will become ruins.
"Then the land will make up for its Sabbath [years] during the time it lies desolate, while you are in the land of your enemies. At that time the land will rest and make up for its Sabbaths.e35
As long as it lies desolate, it will have the rest it did not have during your Sabbaths when you lived there.
"I will put anxiety in the hearts of those of you who survive in the lands of their enemies. The sound of a wind-driven leaf will put them to flight, and they will flee as one flees from a sword, and fall though no one is pursuing [them].
They will stumble over one another as if [fleeing] from a sword though no one is pursuing [them]. You will not be able to stand against your enemies.
You will perish among the nations; the land of your enemies will devour you.
Thosef who survive in the lands of your enemies will waste away because of their sin; they will also waste away because of their fathers' sins along with theirs.
"But if they will confess their sin and the sin of their fathers-their unfaithfulness that they practiced against Me, and how they acted with hostility toward Me,
and I acted with hostility toward them and brought them into the land of their enemies-and if their uncircumcised hearts will be humbled,g and if they will pay the penalty for their sin,
then I will remember My covenant with Jacob. I will also remember My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.
For the land abandoned by them will make up for its Sabbaths by lying desolate without the people, while they pay the penalty for their sin, because they rejected My ordinances and abhorred My statutes.
Yet in spite of this, while they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject or abhor them so as to destroy them and break My covenant with them, since I am the Lord their God.h45
For their sake I will remember the covenant with their fathers, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations to be their God; I am the Lord."