1a The word of the LORD came to me:
21"Son of man, 2set your face toward Jerusalem and 3preach against the sanctuaries.b Prophesy against the land of Israel
and say to the land of Israel, Thus says the LORD: 4Behold, I am against you and will draw 5my sword from its sheath and 6will cut off from you both righteous and wicked.
Because I will cut off from you both righteous and wicked, therefore my sword shall be drawn from its sheath against all flesh from south to north.
57And all flesh shall know that I am the LORD. I have drawn 8my sword from its sheath; 9it shall not be sheathed again.
"As for you, son of man, 10groan; with breaking heart and bitter grief, 11groan before their eyes.