18 The Lord informed me, so I knew. Then You helped me to see their deeds,
19 for I was like a docilea lamb led to slaughter.b I didn't know that they had devised plots against me: "Let's destroy the tree with its fruit;c let's cut him off from the land of the livingd so that his name will no longer be remembered."
20 But, Lord of Hosts, who judges righteously, who testse heartf and mind,g let me see Your vengeance on them, for I have presented my case to You.h
21 Therefore, here is what the Lord says concerning the people of Anathothi who want to take your life. They warn, "You must not prophesy in the name of the Lord, or you will certainly die at our hand."
22 Therefore, this is what the Lord of Hosts says: "I am about to punish them. The young men will die by the sword; their sons and daughters will die by famine.j
23 They will have no remnant, for I will bring disaster on the people of Anathoth [in] the year of their punishment."