The word of the LORD came to me a second time, saying, "What do you see?" And I said, "I see 1a boiling pot, facing away 2from the north."
Then the LORD said to me, 3"Out of the north disastera shall be let loose upon all the inhabitants of the land.
For behold, 4I am calling all the tribes of the kingdoms of the north, declares the LORD, 5and they shall come, and every one shall set his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, against all its walls all around and against all the cities of Judah.
And 6I will declare my judgments against them, for all their evil 7in forsaking me. 8They have made offerings to other gods and 9worshiped the works of their own hands.
But you, 10dress yourself for work;b arise, and 11say to them everything that I command you. 12Do not be dismayed by them, lest I dismay you before them.
And I, behold, I make you this day 13a fortified city, 14an iron pillar, and 15bronze walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the people of the land.
1916They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you, for 17I am with you, declares the LORD, to deliver you."