Your people will fall slain1 among you, and you will know that I am the LORD.28
" 'But I will spare some, for some of you will escape3 the sword when you are scattered among the lands and nations.49
Then in the nations where they have been carried captive, those who escape will remember5 me--how I have been grieved6 by their adulterous hearts, which have turned away from me, and by their eyes, which have lusted after their idols.7 They will loathe themselves for the evil8 they have done and for all their detestable practices.910
And they will know that I am the LORD;10 I did not threaten in vain to bring this calamity on them.1111
" 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Strike your hands together and stamp your feet and cry out "Alas!" because of all the wicked and detestable practices of the house of Israel, for they will fall by the sword, famine and plague.1212
He that is far away will die of the plague, and he that is near will fall by the sword, and he that survives and is spared will die of famine. So will I spend my wrath13 upon them.1413
And they will know that I am the LORD, when their people lie slain among their idols15 around their altars, on every high hill and on all the mountaintops, under every spreading tree and every leafy oak16--places where they offered fragrant incense to all their idols.1714
And I will stretch out my hand18 against them and make the land a desolate waste from the desert to Diblaha--wherever they live. Then they will know that I am the LORD.19' "