But now you have turned around1 and profaned2 my name; each of you has taken back the male and female slaves you had set free to go where they wished. You have forced them to become your slaves again.
"Therefore, this is what the LORD says: You have not obeyed me; you have not proclaimed freedom for your fellow countrymen. So I now proclaim 'freedom' for you,3 declares the LORD--'freedom' to fall by the sword, plague4 and famine.5 I will make you abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth.6
I am going to give the order, declares the LORD, and I will bring them back to this city. They will fight against it, take18 it and burn19 it down. And I will lay waste20 the towns of Judah so no one can live there."