The LORD said to me, "From the north1 disaster will be poured out on all who live in the land.
I am about to summon all the peoples of the northern kingdoms," declares the LORD. "Their kings will come and set up their thrones in the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem; they will come against all her surrounding walls and against all the towns of Judah.216
I will pronounce my judgments3 on my people because of their wickedness4 in forsaking me,5 in burning incense to other gods6 and in worshiping7 what their hands have made.817
"Get yourself ready! Stand up and say9 to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified10 by them, or I will terrify you before them.
Today I have made you11 a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land--against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land.
They will fight against you but will not overcome12 you, for I am with you13 and will rescue14 you," declares the LORD.