13 “ ‘Testing will surely come. And what if even the scepter, which the sword despises, does not continue? declares the Sovereign LORD.’

Read Ezekiel 21:13 Using Other Translations

Because it is a trial, and what if the sword contemn even the rod? it shall be no more, saith the Lord GOD.
For it will not be a testing--what could it do if you despise the rod?" declares the Lord GOD.
It will put them all to the test. What chance do they have? says the Sovereign LORD .