There will be very little bread to eat; ten women will be able to cook all your bread in one oven. They will measure each piece of bread, and you will eat, but you will still be hungry.
"'If you still refuse to listen to me and still turn against me,
I will show my great anger; I will punish you seven more times for your sins.
You will eat the bodies of your sons and daughters.
I will destroy your places where gods are worshiped and cut down your incense altars. I will pile your dead bodies on the lifeless forms of your idols. I will hate you.
I will destroy your cities and make your holy places empty, and I will not smell the pleasing smell of your offerings.
I will make the land empty so that your enemies who come to live in it will be shocked at it.
I will scatter you among the nations, and I will pull out my sword and destroy you. Your land will become empty, your cities a waste.
When you are taken to your enemy's country, your land will finally get its rest. It will enjoy its time of rest all the time it lies empty.
During the time the land is empty, it will have the rest you should have given it while you lived in it.
"'Those of you who are left alive will lose their courage in the land of their enemies. They will be frightened by the sound of a leaf being blown by the wind. They will run as if someone were chasing them with a sword, and they will fall even when no one is chasing them.