both your sins1 and the sins of your fathers,"2 says the LORD. "Because they burned sacrifices on the mountains and defied me on the hills,3 I will measure into their laps the full payment4 for their former deeds."
This is what the LORD says: "As when juice is still found in a cluster of grapes5 and men say, 'Don't destroy it, there is yet some good in it,' so will I do in behalf of my servants;6 I will not destroy them all.
I will destine you for the sword,18 and you will all bend down for the slaughter;19 for I called but you did not answer,20 I spoke but you did not listen.21 You did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me."22
Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "My servants will eat,23 but you will go hungry;24 my servants will drink,25 but you will go thirsty;26 my servants will rejoice,27 but you will be put to shame.28
Whoever invokes a blessing33 in the land will do so by the God of truth;34 he who takes an oath in the land will swear35 by the God of truth. For the past troubles36 will be forgotten and hidden from my eyes.