Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy ; but make not a full end: take away her battlements; for they are not the LORD'S.11
For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt verytreacherously against me, saith the LORD.12
They have belied the LORD, and said , It is not he; neither shall evilcome upon us; neither shall we seesword nor famine:13
And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.
Wherefore thus saith the LORDGod of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouthfire, and this peoplewood, and it shall devour them.
Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel,saith the LORD: it is a mightynation, it is an ancientnation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say .
Their quiver is as an opensepulchre, they are all mighty men.17
And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat : they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish thy fencedcities, wherein thoutrustedst , with the sword.18
Nevertheless in those days,saith the LORD, I will not make a full end with you.
And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say , Whereforedoeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and servedstrangegods in your land, so shall ye servestrangers in a land that is not yours.
20Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah,saying ,