These are the words the LORD spoke concerning Israel and Judah:
“This is what the LORD says: “ ‘Cries of fear are heard— terror, not peace.
Ask and see: Can a man bear children? Then why do I see every strong man with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor, every face turned deathly pale?
How awful that day will be! No other will be like it. It will be a time of trouble for Jacob, but he will be saved out of it.