1 Then the Lord spoke his word to me:
2 "You must not get married or have sons or daughters in this place."
3 The Lord says this about the sons and daughters born in this land and their mothers and fathers:
4 "They will die of terrible diseases, and no one will cry for them or bury them. Their bodies will lie on the ground like dung. They will die in war, or they will starve to death. Their bodies will be food for the birds of the sky and for the wild animals."