I myself will be hostile1 toward you and will afflict you for your sins seven times over.
And I will bring the sword2 upon you to avenge3 the breaking of the covenant. When you withdraw into your cities, I will send a plague4 among you, and you will be given into enemy hands.
When I cut off your supply of bread,5 ten women will be able to bake your bread in one oven, and they will dole out the bread by weight. You will eat, but you will not be satisfied.
" 'If in spite of this you still do not listen to me6 but continue to be hostile toward me,
then in my anger7 I will be hostile8 toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over.929
You will eat10 the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.1130
I will destroy your high places,12 cut down your incense altars13 and pile your dead bodies on the lifeless forms of your idols,14 and I will abhor15 you.
I will turn your cities into ruins16 and lay waste17 your sanctuaries,18 and I will take no delight in the pleasing aroma of your offerings.1932
I will lay waste the land,20 so that your enemies who live there will be appalled.2133
I will scatter22 you among the nations23 and will draw out my sword24 and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste,25 and your cities will lie in ruins.2634
Then the land will enjoy its sabbath years all the time that it lies desolate27 and you are in the country of your enemies;28 then the land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths.