Those of you who are left will waste away in the lands of their enemies because of their sins; also because of their fathers'1 sins they will waste away.240
" 'But if they will confess3 their sins4 and the sins of their fathers5--their treachery against me and their hostility toward me,
which made me hostile6 toward them so that I sent them into the land of their enemies--then when their uncircumcised hearts7 are humbled8 and they pay9 for their sin,
I will remember my covenant with Jacob10 and my covenant with Isaac11 and my covenant with Abraham,12 and I will remember the land.
For the land will be deserted13 by them and will enjoy its sabbaths while it lies desolate without them. They will pay for their sins because they rejected14 my laws and abhorred my decrees.1544
Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies,16 I will not reject them or abhor17 them so as to destroy them completely,18 breaking my covenant19 with them. I am the LORD their God.
But for their sake I will remember20 the covenant with their ancestors whom I brought out of Egypt21 in the sight of the nations to be their God. I am the LORD.' "