You have killed many in this city, and have filled its streets with the slain.
Therefore thus says the Lord God: The slain whom you have placed within it are the meat, and this city is the pot; but you shall be taken out of it.
You have feared the sword; and I will bring the sword upon you, says the Lord God.
I will take you out of it and give you over to the hands of foreigners, and execute judgments upon you.
You shall fall by the sword; I will judge you at the border of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord.
This city shall not be your pot, and you shall not be the meat inside it; I will judge you at the border of Israel.
Then you shall know that I am the Lord, whose statutes you have not followed, and whose ordinances you have not kept, but you have acted according to the ordinances of the nations that are around you."
Now, while I was prophesying, Pelatiah son of Benaiah died. Then I fell down on my face, cried with a loud voice, and said, "Ah Lord God! will you make a full end of the remnant of Israel?"
Then the word of the Lord came to me:
Mortal, your kinsfolk, your own kin, your fellow exiles, the whole house of Israel, all of them, are those of whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, "They have gone far from the Lord; to us this land is given for a possession."
Therefore say: Thus says the Lord God: Though I removed them far away among the nations, and though I scattered them among the countries, yet I have been a sanctuary to them for a little while in the countries where they have gone.