I the Lord have spoken it; it shall come to pass
What God has said shall be accomplished; his word shall not return void and empty, or be without effect: and I will do it;
being God omnipotent and unchangeable: I will not go back;
from his word, or the thing threatened and denounced; nothing should prevail upon him to act such a part: neither will I spare;
show any mercy or compassion, or abate of the punishment due: neither will I repent;
or change the course and method of Providence; but abide by the decree gone forth, and the sentence pronounced, and thoroughly execute it; a heap of words ascertaining the truth of what is predicted: according to thy ways and according to thy doings shall they judge
thee, saith the Lord God;
that is, the Chaldeans shall judge and condemn thee, and execute my judgments on thee in a just and righteous manner, as thy evil ways and works deserve.