The word of the LORD also came to me saying,
"You shall not take a wife for yourself norhavesons or daughters in thisplace."
For thussays the LORDconcerning the sons and daughtersborn in thisplace, and concerning their 1mothers who bear them, and their 2fathers who beget them in thisland :
"They will 3die of deadlydiseases, they 4will not be lamented or buried ; they will be as 5dung on the surface of the ground and come to an end by sword and famine, and their carcasses will becomefood for the 6birds of the sky and for the beasts of the earth."
For thussays the LORD, "Do not enter a house of a7mourning, or go to lament or to console them; for I have 8withdrawn My peace from thispeople," declares the LORD, "My 9lovingkindness and compassion.
"Both 10greatmen and small will die in thisland ; they will not be buried, they will not be lamented, nor will anyone 11gash himself or 12shave his head for them.
"Men will not 13break bread in mourning for them, to comfort anyone for the dead, norgive them a cup of consolation to drink for anyone's father or mother.