And say, Hear ye the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem; Thussaith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I willbringeviluponthisplace, the whichwhosoeverheareth, his earsshalltingle.
Becausetheyhaveforsaken me, and haveestrangedthisplace, and haveburnedincense in it untoothergods, whomneitherthey nor theirfathershaveknown, nor the kings of Judah, and havefilledthisplacewith the blood of innocents;
And I willmakevoid the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in thisplace; and I willcausethem to fall by the swordbeforetheirenemies, and by the hands of themthatseektheirlives: and theircarcaseswill I give to be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.
And I willcausethem to eat the flesh of theirsons and the flesh of theirdaughters, and theyshall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewiththeirenemies, and theythatseektheirlives, shallstraitenthem.
And shalt say untothem, Thussaith the LORD of hosts; Even so will I breakthispeople and thiscity, as one breaketh a potter’svessel, thatcannot be madewholeagain: and theyshallburythem in Tophet, tillthere be no place to bury.
And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all the housesuponwhoseroofstheyhaveburnedincenseunto all the host of heaven, and havepoured out drinkofferingsuntoothergods.
Thussaith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I willbringuponthiscity and upon all her towns all the evilthat I havepronouncedagainst it, becausetheyhavehardenedtheirnecks, thattheymight not hear my words.