'They transformed the beauty of His ornaments into pride, and 1they made the images of their abominations and their detestablethings with it; therefore I will make it an abhorrentthing to them.
'I will give it into the hands of the 2foreigners as plunder and to the wicked of the earth as spoil, and they will profane it.
'I will also turn My 3face from them, and they will profane My secretplace ; then robbers will enter and profane it.
'4Make the chain, for the land is full of a5bloodycrimes and the city is 6full of violence.
'Therefore, I will bring the worst of the 7nations, and they will possess their houses. I will also make the 8pride of the strongonescease, and their 9holyplaces will be profaned.
'When anguishcomes, they will seek10peace, but there will be none.
'11Disaster will come upon disaster and 12rumor will be added to rumor ; then they will seek a 13vision from a prophet, but the 14law will be lost from the priest and 15counsel from the elders.
'The king will mourn, the prince will be 16clothed with horror, and the hands of the people of the land will btremble. According to their conduct I will deal with them, and by their judgments I will judge them. And they will know that I am the LORD.' "