Then in the nations where they have been carried captive, those who escape will remember1 me--how I have been grieved2 by their adulterous hearts, which have turned away from me, and by their eyes, which have lusted after their idols.3 They will loathe themselves for the evil4 they have done and for all their detestable practices.510
And they will know that I am the LORD;6 I did not threaten in vain to bring this calamity on them.711
" 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Strike your hands together and stamp your feet and cry out "Alas!" because of all the wicked and detestable practices of the house of Israel, for they will fall by the sword, famine and plague.812
Those who are far away will die of the plague, and those who are near will fall by the sword, and those who survive and are spared will die of famine. So will I spend my wrath9 on them.1013
And they will know that I am the LORD, when their people lie slain among their idols11 around their altars, on every high hill and on all the mountaintops, under every spreading tree and every leafy oak12--places where they offered fragrant incense to all their idols.1314
And I will stretch out my hand14 against them and make the land a desolate waste from the desert to Diblaha--wherever they live. Then they will know that I am the LORD.15' "