He who stays in this city shall die 1by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence, but he who goes out and 2surrenders to the Chaldeans who are besieging you shall live 3and shall have his life as a prize of war.
For 4I have set my face against this city for harm and 5not for good, declares the LORD: 6it shall be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire.'
"And to the house of the king of Judah say, 'Hear the word of the LORD,
O house of David! Thus says the LORD: 7"'Execute justice 8in the morning, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed, 9lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn with none to quench it, because of your evil deeds.'"
1310"Behold, I am against you, O inhabitant of the valley, O rock of the plain, declares the LORD; you who say, 11'Who shall come down against us, or who shall enter our habitations?'
1412I will punish you according to 13the fruit of your deeds, declares the LORD; 14I will kindle a fire in her forest, 15and it shall devour all that is around her."