17 A message came to me from the Lord. He said,
18 "Son of man, tremble with fear as you eat your food. Tremble as you drink your water.
19 Speak to the people of the land. Say to them, 'Here is what the LORD and King says about those who live in Jerusalem and Israel. He tells them, "They will be worried as they eat their food. They will not have any hope as they drink their water. Their land will be stripped of everything in it because all those who live there are harming one another.
20 The towns where people live will be completely destroyed. The land will become a dry and empty desert. Then you will know that I am the Lord." ' "