God's Word came to me, saying,
"You, son of man - God, the Master, has this Message for the land of Israel: "'Endtime. The end of business as usual for everyone.
It's all over. The end is upon you. I've launched my anger against you. I've issued my verdict on the way you live. I'll make you pay for your disgusting obscenities.
I won't look the other way, I won't feel sorry for you. I'll make you pay for the way you've lived: Your disgusting obscenities will boomerang on you, and you'll realize that I am God.'
"I, God, the Master, say: 'Disaster after disaster! Look, it comes!
Endtime - the end comes. The end is ripe. Watch out, it's coming!
This is your fate, you who live in this land. Time's up. It's zero hour. No dragging of feet now, no bargaining for more time.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)