5 "For this is what the Lord says: Don't enter a house where a mourning feast is taking place.a Don't go to lament or sympathize with them, for I have removed My peace from these people"-[this is] the Lord's declaration-"[as well as My] faithful love and compassion.b
6 Both great and small will die in this land without burial. No lament will be made for them, nor will anyone cut himself or shave his head for them.c
7 Food won't be provided for the mourner to comfort him because of the dead. A cup of consolation won't be given him because of [the loss of] his father or mother.
8 You must not enter the house where feasting is taking place to sit with them to eat and drink.
9 For this is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: I am about to eliminate from this place, before your very eyes and in your time, the sound of joy and gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the bride.d