1Then Yahweh said to me, “Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind would not be toward this people. Cast them out of my sight and let them go out.
2When they tell you, ‘Where will we go out?’ then you must tell them, ‘This is what Yahweh says:
Such as are for death, to death;
and such as are for the sword, to the sword;
and such as are for the famine, to the famine;
and such as are for captivity, to captivity.’
3I will appoint over them four kinds, says Yahweh: the sword to kill, and the dogs to tear, and the birds of the heavens and the animals of the earth to devour and to destroy.
4I will cause them to be tossed back and forth among all the kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh, the son of Hezekiah, king of Judah, for what he did in Jerusalem.
Or who will bemoan you?
Or who will turn aside
to ask of your welfare?
“you have gone backward.
Therefore have I stretched out my hand against you
and destroyed you.
I am weary with repenting.
in the gates of the land;
I have bereaved them of children,
I have destroyed my people;
they did not return from their ways.
before me than the sand of the seas;
I have brought on them—against the mother of the young men—a destroyer at noonday.
I have caused anguish and terrors
to fall on her suddenly.
she has given up the spirit;
her sun went down while it was still day;
she has been disappointed and confounded,
and the rest of them I will deliver to the sword
before their enemies,”
even iron from the north, and bronze?
I will give for a spoil without cost,
and that because of all your sins,
even throughout all your territory.
for in my anger a fire has been kindled.
It will burn against you.”
of those who make merry, nor rejoiced;
I sat alone because of your hand,
for you have filled me with indignation.
“If you return, then I will restore you;
you will stand before me;
and if you extract the precious from the worthless,
then you will be my mouth.
They must turn to you,
but you must not turn to them.
And though they fight against you,
they will not prevail against you,
for I am with you to save you
and to deliver you,”
and I will redeem you out of the hand of the ruthless.”