"They will die of deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried1 but will be like refuse lying on the ground.2 They will perish by sword and famine,3 and their dead bodies will become food for the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth."4
For this is what the LORD says: "Do not enter a house where there is a funeral meal; do not go to mourn or show sympathy, because I have withdrawn my blessing, my love and my pity5 from this people," declares the LORD.
For this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Before your eyes and in your days I will bring an end to the sounds14 of joy and gladness and to the voices of bride15 and bridegroom in this place.16