This is the word that came to Yirmeyahu from ADONAI when King Tzidkiyahu sent to him Pash'chur the son of Malkiyah and Tz'fanyah the son of Ma'aseiyah with this message:
"Please consult ADONAI for us, because N'vukhadretzar king of Bavel is making war on us. Maybe ADONAI will perform a miracle for us and cause him to withdraw."
Yirmeyahu answered them, "Here is what you are to tell Tzidkiyahu:
'This is what ADONAI, the God of Isra'el, says: "I will make the weapons of war that you have in your hands ineffectual in your fight against the king of Bavel and the Kasdim who are outside the walls besieging you. Instead, I will gather them inside this city;
and I myself will fight against you with my hand stretched out and with a strong arm, in anger, rage and great fury.
I will strike the inhabitants of this city, humans and animals alike, and they will die of a terrible plague.