And if they ask you, 'Where shall we go?' tell them, 'This is what the LORD says: " 'Those destined for death, to death; those for the sword, to the sword;5 those for starvation, to starvation;6 those for captivity, to captivity.'7
"I will send four kinds of destroyers8 against them," declares the LORD, "the sword9 to kill and the dogs10 to drag away and the birds11 of the air and the beasts of the earth to devour and destroy.12
I will make their widows24 more numerous than the sand of the sea. At midday I will bring a destroyer25 against the mothers of their young men; suddenly I will bring down on them anguish and terror.26
The mother of seven will grow faint27 and breathe her last.28 Her sun will set while it is still day; she will be disgraced29 and humiliated. I will put the survivors to the sword30 before their enemies,"31 declares the LORD.