"The kings of the nations lie in stately glory in their tombs,
but you will be thrown out of your grave like a worthless branch. Like a corpse trampled underfoot, you will be dumped into a mass grave with those killed in battle. You will descend to the pit.
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: