16 The word of the Lord came also unto me, saying, 2 Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place. 3 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; 4 They shall die of grievous adeaths; bthey shall not be lamented; bneither shall they be buried; but cthey shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and dthey shall be consumed aby the sword, and aby famine; and etheir carcases shall be meat for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the earth. 5 For thus saith the Lord, fEnter 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. 6 Both the great and the small shall die in this land: bthey shall not be buried, bneither shall men lament for them, nor gcut themselves, nor hmake themselves bald for them: 7 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. 8 Thou shalt not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to drink. 9 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, iI 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. 10 And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew this people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, kWherefore 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? 11 lThen shalt thou say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, saith the Lord, and mhave walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law; 12 And ye have done nworse than your fathers; for, behold, mye walk every one after the ||imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me: 13 oTherefore will I pcast you out of this land qinto 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.
14 rTherefore, behold, sthe days come, saith the Lord, that it shall no more be said, tThe Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; 15 But, tThe Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel ufrom the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and vI will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers. 16 Behold, I will send for many wfishers, 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 xthe holes of the rocks. 17 For ymine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, zneither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes. 18 And first aI will recompense their iniquity and their sin bdouble; because bbthey have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things. 19 O Lord, my strength, and cmy fortress, and dmy 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, evanity, and things fgwherein there is no profit. 20 Shall a man make gods unto himself, and gthey are no gods? 21 Therefore, behold, I will hthis once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that imy name is ||The Lord.
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