"Prepare chains, because the land is full of bloodshed1 and the city is full of violence.224
I will bring the most wicked of the nations to take possession of their houses; I will put an end to the pride of the mighty, and their sanctuaries3 will be desecrated.425
When terror comes, they will seek peace, but there will be none.526
Calamity upon calamity6 will come, and rumor upon rumor. They will try to get a vision from the prophet;7 the teaching of the law by the priest will be lost, as will the counsel of the elders.827
The king will mourn, the prince will be clothed with despair,9 and the hands of the people of the land will tremble. I will deal with them according to their conduct,10 and by their own standards I will judge them. Then they will know that I am the LORD.11"