When I cut off your supply of bread,1 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 me2 but continue to be hostile toward me,
then in my anger3 I will be hostile4 toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over.529
You will eat6 the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.730
I will destroy your high places,8 cut down your incense altars9 and pile your dead bodies on the lifeless forms of your idols,10 and I will abhor11 you.
I will turn your cities into ruins12 and lay waste13 your sanctuaries,14 and I will take no delight in the pleasing aroma of your offerings.1532
I will lay waste the land,16 so that your enemies who live there will be appalled.1733
I will scatter18 you among the nations19 and will draw out my sword20 and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste,21 and your cities will lie in ruins.2234
Then the land will enjoy its sabbath years all the time that it lies desolate23 and you are in the country of your enemies;24 then the land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths.
All the time that it lies desolate, the land will have the rest25 it did not have during the sabbaths you lived in it.
" 'As for those of you who are left, I will make their hearts so fearful in the lands of their enemies that the sound of a windblown leaf26 will put them to flight.27 They will run as though fleeing from the sword, and they will fall, even though no one is pursuing them.28