the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.
3Now is the end come upon thee, and I will
send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations.
4And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither
will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall
know that I am the LORD.
5Thus saith the Lord
GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come.
end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.
7The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble
is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.
will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy ways,
and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.
mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that
are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth.
10Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed, pride hath
11Violence is risen up into a rod
of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of their's: neither shall there be wailing for
12The time is come, the day draweth
near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
13For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they were yet
alive: for the vision is touching the whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither shall any strengthen himself
in the iniquity of his life.
14They have blown
the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
15The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in
the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.
16But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like
doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.
17All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.
18They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them;
and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads.
19They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their
gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill
their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
20As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations
and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them.
21And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for
a spoil; and they shall pollute it.
will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.
23Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of
24Wherefore I will bring the worst
of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and their holy places
shall be defiled.
25Destruction cometh; and
they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.
shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall
perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.
king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled:
I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.