ADONAI said, "Go down to the house of the king of Y'hudah and there speak this word:
'King of Y'hudah occupying David's throne, hear the word of ADONAI - you, your servants and your people who enter through these gates.
This is what ADONAI says: "Do what is right and just; rescue the wronged from their oppressors; do nothing wrong or violent to the stranger, orphan or widow; don't shed innocent blood in this place.
"'"If you are careful to do this, then future kings occupying David's throne will enter these palace gates riding in chariots and on horses - he, his servants and his people.
But if you will not pay attention to these words, then I swear by myself," says ADONAI, "that this palace will become a ruin."'
"For here is what ADONAI says concerning the palace of the king of Y'hudah: 'You are like Gil'ad to me, like the peak of the L'vanon; yet I will turn you into a desert, uninhabited cities.