word of the LORD came also unto me, saying,
shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place.
3For thus saith the LORD concerning the sons and concerning the daughters that
are born in this place, and concerning their mothers that bare them, and concerning their fathers that begat them in this
4They shall die of grievous deaths;
they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall
be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their carcases shall be meat for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the
5For thus saith the LORD, Enter not
into the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them: for I have taken away my peace from this people, saith the
LORD, even lovingkindness and mercies.
the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves,
nor make themselves bald for them:
shall men tear themselves for them in mourning, to comfort them for the dead; neither shall men give them the cup of consolation
to drink for their father or for their mother.
shalt not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to drink.
9For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place
in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice
of the bride.
10And it shall come to pass,
when thou shalt shew this people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, Wherefore hath the LORD pronounced all this
great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?
11Then shalt thou say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, saith the
LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not
kept my law;
12And ye have done worse than
your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:
13Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that ye know not, neither
ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve other gods day and night; where I will not shew you favour.
14Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said,
The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
15But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from
all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.
16Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them;
and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the
holes of the rocks.
17For mine eyes are upon
all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.
18And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they
have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things.
19O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction,
the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity,
and things wherein there is no profit.
a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?
behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my
name is The LORD.