Then the LORD told me about the plots my enemies were making against me.
I had been as unaware as a lamb on the way to its slaughter. I had no idea that they were planning to kill me! "Let's destroy this man and all his words," they said. "Let's kill him, so his name will be forgotten forever."
O LORD Almighty, you are just, and you examine the deepest thoughts of hearts and minds. Let me see your vengeance against them, for I have committed my cause to you.
The men of Anathoth wanted me dead. They said they would kill me if I did not stop speaking in the LORD's name.
So this is what the LORD Almighty says about them: "I will punish them! Their young men will die in battle, and their little boys and girls will starve.
Not one of these plotters from Anathoth will survive, for I will bring disaster upon them when their time of punishment comes."