Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this
For 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 land;
They 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 earth.
For 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.
Both 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
Neither 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.
Thou shalt not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to
For 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.
And 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?
Then 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;
And 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:
Therefore 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.
Therefore, 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;
But, 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.
Behold, 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.
For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is
their iniquity hid from mine eyes.
And 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.
O 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.
Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?
Therefore, 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.