Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say , Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed .
And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalembecause of the famine and the sword; and they shall have none to burythem, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them.
Therefore thou shalt say this word unto them; Let mine eyes run down with tearsnight and day, and let them not cease : for the virgindaughter of my people is broken with a greatbreach, with a verygrievousblow.18
If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword! and if I enter into the city, then behold them that are sick with famine! yea, both the prophet and the priest go abouta into a land that they know not.
Hast thou utterlyrejectedJudah? hath thy soullothedZion? why hast thou smitten us, and there is no healing for us? we looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble!20
We acknowledge , O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee.
Do not abhor us, for thy name's sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory:remember , break not thy covenant with us.
Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain ? or can the heavensgiveshowers? art not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things.