"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,1 declares the LORD--'freedom' to fall by the sword, plague2 and famine.3 I will make you abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth.4
I am going to give the order, declares the LORD, and I will bring them back to this city. They will fight against it, take16 it and burn17 it down. And I will lay waste18 the towns of Judah so no one can live there."