And it shall be, whenthey say untothee, Whereforesighestthou? thatthoushaltanswer, For the tidings; because it cometh: and everyheartshallmelt, and all handsshall be feeble, and everyspiritshallfaint, and all kneesshall be weak as water: behold, it cometh, and shall be brought to pass, saith the Lord GOD.
Thoutherefore, son of man, prophesy, and smitethinehandstogether, and let the sword be doubled the thirdtime, the sword of the slain: it is the sword of the great men that are slain, whichenterethintotheirprivychambers.
Also, thou son of man, appointthee two ways, that the sword of the king of Babylon may come: bothtwainshallcomeforth out of one land: and choosethou a place, choose it at the head of the way to the city.
At his righthand was the divination for Jerusalem, to appointcaptains, to open the mouth in the slaughter, to lift up the voicewithshouting, to appointbatteringramsagainst the gates, to cast a mount, and to build a fort.
Thereforethussaith the Lord GOD; Because ye havemadeyouriniquity to be remembered, in thatyourtransgressions are discovered, so that in all yourdoingsyoursins do appear; because, I say, that ye are come to remembrance, ye shall be takenwith the hand.
And thou, son of man, prophesy and say, Thussaith the Lord GOD concerning the Ammonites, and concerningtheirreproach; even say thou, The sword, the sword is drawn: for the slaughter it is furbished, to consumebecause of the glittering: