17 The word of the Lord came to me:
18 Mortal, eat your bread with quaking, and drink your water with trembling and with fearfulness;
19 and say to the people of the land, Thus says the Lord God concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem in the land of Israel: They shall eat their bread with fearfulness, and drink their water in dismay, because their land shall be stripped of all it contains, on account of the violence of all those who live in it.
20 The inhabited cities shall be laid waste, and the land shall become a desolation; and you shall know that I am the Lord.