I will destine you for the sword,1 and you will all bend down for the slaughter;2 for I called but you did not answer,3 I spoke but you did not listen.4 You did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me."5
Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "My servants will eat,6 but you will go hungry;7 my servants will drink,8 but you will go thirsty;9 my servants will rejoice,10 but you will be put to shame.11
Whoever invokes a blessing16 in the land will do so by the God of truth;17 he who takes an oath in the land will swear18 by the God of truth. For the past troubles19 will be forgotten and hidden from my eyes.