While I was still in prison in the courtyard, the Lord's message came to me again.
The Lord, who made the earth, who formed it and set it in place, spoke to me. He whose name is the Lord said,
"Call to me, and I will answer you; I will tell you wonderful and marvelous things that you know nothing about.
I, the Lord, the God of Israel, say that the houses of Jerusalem and the royal palace of Judah will be torn down as a result of the siege and the attack.
Some will fight against the Babylonians, who will fill the houses a with the corpses of those whom I am going to strike down in my anger and fury. I have turned away from this city because of the evil things that its people have done.
But I will heal this city and its people and restore them to health. I will show them abundant peace and security.
I will make Judah and Israel prosperous, and I will rebuild them as they were before.