1"As I live, declares the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, were 2the signet ring on my right hand, yet I would tear you off
and 3give you 4into the hand of those who seek your life, into the hand of those of whom you are afraid, even into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and into the hand of the Chaldeans.
5I will hurl you and 6the mother who bore you into another country, where you were not born, and there you shall die.
But to the land to which they will long to return, there they shall not return."
Is this man 7Coniah a despised, broken pot, a 8vessel no one cares for? Why are he and his children hurled and cast into a 9land that they do not know?
10O land, land, land, hear the word of the LORD!
Thus says the LORD: "Write this man down as 11childless, a man who shall not succeed in his days, 12for none of his offspring shall succeed 13in sitting on the throne of David and ruling again in Judah."