Again a message came to me from the LORD:
"Son of man, what is that proverb they quote in Israel: 'Time passes, making a liar of every prophet'?
Give the people this message from the Sovereign LORD: I will put an end to this proverb, and you will soon stop quoting it. Now give them this new proverb to replace the old one: 'The time has come for every prophecy to be fulfilled!'"
"Then you will see what becomes of all the false visions and misleading predictions about peace in Israel.
For I am the LORD! What I threaten always happens. There will be no more delays, you rebels of Israel! I will fulfill my threat of destruction in your own lifetime, says the Sovereign LORD."
Then this message came to me from the LORD:
"Son of man, the people of Israel are saying, 'His visions won't come true for a long, long time.'
Therefore, give them this message from the Sovereign LORD: No more delay! I will now do everything I have threatened! I, the Sovereign LORD, have spoken!"