You will not be given a proper burial, for you have destroyed your nation and slaughtered your people. Your son will not succeed you as king.
Kill the children of this sinner! Do not let them rise and conquer the land or rebuild the cities of the world."
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "I, myself, have risen against him! I will destroy his children and his children's children, so they will never sit on his throne.
I will make Babylon into a desolate land, a place of porcupines, filled with swamps and marshes. I will sweep the land with the broom of destruction. I, the LORD Almighty, have spoken!"
The LORD Almighty has sworn this oath: "It will all happen as I have planned. It will come about according to my purposes.
I will break the Assyrians when they are in Israel; I will trample them on my mountains. My people will no longer be their slaves.
I have a plan for the whole earth, for my mighty power reaches throughout the world.
The LORD Almighty has spoken -- who can change his plans? When his hand moves, who can stop him?"
This message came to me the year King Ahaz died:
Do not rejoice, you Philistines, that the king who attacked you is dead. For even though that whip is broken, his son will be worse than his father ever was. From that snake a poisonous snake will be born, a fiery serpent to destroy you!
I will feed the poor in my pasture; the needy will lie down in peace. But as for you, I will wipe you out with famine. I will destroy the few who remain.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)