"Now therefore say to the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, 'This is what the LORD says: Look! I am preparing a disaster1 for you and devising a plan2 against you. So turn3 from your evil ways,4 each one of you, and reform your ways and your actions.'5
The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.
Yet my people have forgotten11 me; they burn incense12 to worthless idols,13 which made them stumble14 in their ways and in the ancient paths.15 They made them walk in bypaths and on roads not built up.16
They said, "Come, let's make plans23 against Jeremiah; for the teaching of the law by the priest24 will not be lost, nor will counsel from the wise,25 nor the word from the prophets.26 So come, let's attack him with our tongues27 and pay no attention to anything he says."
So give their children over to famine;33 hand them over to the power of the sword.34 Let their wives be made childless and widows;35 let their men be put to death, their young men36 slain by the sword in battle.