both your sins16 and the sins of your fathers,"17 says the LORD. "Because they burned sacrifices on the mountains and defied me on the hills,18 I will measure into their laps the full payment19 for their former deeds."
This is what the LORD says: "As when juice is still found in a cluster of grapes20 and men say, 'Don't destroy it, there is yet some good in it,' so will I do in behalf of my servants;21 I will not destroy them all.
I will destine you for the sword,33 and you will all bend down for the slaughter;34 for I called but you did not answer,35 I spoke but you did not listen.36 You did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me."37
Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "My servants will eat,38 but you will go hungry;39 my servants will drink,40 but you will go thirsty;41 my servants will rejoice,42 but you will be put to shame.43
Whoever invokes a blessing48 in the land will do so by the God of truth;49 he who takes an oath in the land will swear50 by the God of truth. For the past troubles51 will be forgotten and hidden from my eyes.
"Never again will there be in it an infant59 who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years;60 he who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere youth; he who fails to reacha a hundred will be considered accursed.
No longer will they build houses and others live in them,63 or plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree,64 so will be the days65 of my people; my chosen66 ones will long enjoy the works of their hands.
The wolf and the lamb74 will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox,75 but dust will be the serpent's76 food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain,"77 says the LORD.