Loss of hope

1 The LORD's word came to me:
2 Don't marry or have children in this place.
3 This is what the LORD proclaims concerning children who are born in this place and their mothers and fathers who give birth to them in this place:
4 They will die of horrible diseases. No one will mourn for them or bury them. They will be like refuse lying on the ground. They will die from the sword and by famine, and their corpses will be food for birds and wild animals.