And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I disperse them among the nations and scatter them through the countries.
But I will let a few of them escape from the sword, from famine and pestilence, that they may confess all their abominations among the nations where they go, and may know that I am the LORD."
Moreover the word of the LORD came to me:
"Son of man, eat your bread with quaking, and drink water with trembling and with fearfulness;
and say of 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 water in dismay, because their land will be stripped of all it contains, on account of the violence of all those who dwell in it.
And the inhabited cities shall be laid waste, and the land shall become a desolation; and you shall know that I am the LORD."
And the word of the LORD came to me:
"Son of man, what is this proverb that you have about the land of Israel, saying, 'The days grow long, and every vision comes to nought'?
Tell them therefore, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: I will put an end to this proverb, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel.' But say to them, The days are at hand, and the fulfilment of every vision.
For there shall be no more any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel.
But I the LORD will speak the word which I will speak, and it will be performed. It will no longer be delayed, but in your days, O rebellious house, I will speak the word and perform it, says the Lord GOD."
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