“The trumpet calls Israel’s army to mobilize, but no one listens, for my fury is against them all.
There is war outside the city and disease and famine within. Those outside the city walls will be killed by enemy swords. Those inside the city will die of famine and disease.
The survivors who escape to the mountains will moan like doves, weeping for their sins.
Their hands will hang limp, their knees will be weak as water.
They will dress themselves in burlap; horror and shame will cover them. They will shave their heads in sorrow and remorse.
“They will throw their money in the streets, tossing it out like worthless trash. Their silver and gold won’t save them on that day of the LORD ’s anger. It will neither satisfy nor feed them, for their greed can only trip them up.
They were proud of their beautiful jewelry and used it to make detestable idols and vile images. Therefore, I will make all their wealth disgusting to them.
I will give it as plunder to foreigners, to the most wicked of nations, and they will defile it.
I will turn my eyes from them as these robbers invade and defile my treasured land.
“Prepare chains for my people, for the land is bloodied by terrible crimes. Jerusalem is filled with violence.
I will bring the most ruthless of nations to occupy their homes. I will break down their proud fortresses and defile their sanctuaries.