And when the people ask,1 'Why has the LORD our God done all this to us?' you will tell them, 'As you have forsaken me and served foreign gods2 in your own land, so now you will serve foreigners3 in a land not your own.'
Should you not fear8 me?" declares the LORD. "Should you not tremble9 in my presence? I made the sand a boundary for the sea,10 an everlasting barrier it cannot cross. The waves may roll, but they cannot prevail; they may roar,11 but they cannot cross it.