And I will bring the sword1 upon you to avenge2 the breaking of the covenant. When you withdraw into your cities, I will send a plague3 among you, and you will be given into enemy hands.
When I cut off your supply of bread,4 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 me5 but continue to be hostile toward me,
then in my anger6 I will be hostile7 toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over.829
You will eat9 the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.1030
I will destroy your high places,11 cut down your incense altars12 and pile your dead bodies on the lifeless forms of your idols,13 and I will abhor14 you.
I will turn your cities into ruins15 and lay waste16 your sanctuaries,17 and I will take no delight in the pleasing aroma of your offerings.1832
I will lay waste the land,19 so that your enemies who live there will be appalled.2033
I will scatter21 you among the nations22 and will draw out my sword23 and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste,24 and your cities will lie in ruins.2534
Then the land will enjoy its sabbath years all the time that it lies desolate26 and you are in the country of your enemies;27 then the land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths.
All the time that it lies desolate, the land will have the rest28 it did not have during the sabbaths you lived in it.