but this is what the LORD says about the king who sits on David's throne and all the people who remain in this city, your countrymen who did not go with you into exile--
yes, this is what the LORD Almighty says: "I will send the sword, famine and plague1 against them and I will make them like poor figs2 that are so bad they cannot be eaten.
References for Jeremiah 29:17
I will pursue them with the sword, famine and plague and will make them abhorrent3 to all the kingdoms of the earth and an object of cursing4 and horror,5 of scorn6 and reproach, among all the nations where I drive them.
References for Jeremiah 29:18
For they have not listened to my words,"7 declares the LORD, "words that I sent to them again and again8 by my servants the prophets.9 And you exiles have not listened either," declares the LORD.
References for Jeremiah 29:19