15 Then the Lord said to me, a“Even if bMoses and cSamuel stood before Me, My 1mind would not be favorable toward this people. Cast them out of My sight, and let them go forth. 2 And it shall be, if they say to you, ‘Where should we go?’ then you shall tell them, ‘Thus says the Lord:
d“Such as are for death, to death;
And such as are for the sword, to the sword;
And such as are for the famine, to the famine;
And such as are for the ecaptivity, to the captivity.” ’
3 “And I will fappoint over them four forms of destruction,” says the Lord: “the sword to slay, the dogs to drag, gthe birds of the heavens and the beasts of the earth to devour and destroy. 4 I will hand them over to htrouble, to all kingdoms of the earth, because of iManasseh the son of Hezekiah, king of Judah, for what he did in Jerusalem.
Or who will bemoan you?
Or who will turn aside to ask how you are doing?
6 jYou have forsaken Me,” says the Lord,
“You have kgone backward.
Therefore I will stretch out My hand against you and destroy you;
I will mbereave them of children;
I will destroy My people,
Since they ndo not return from their ways.
I will bring against them,
Against the mother of the young men,
A plunderer at noonday;
I will cause anguish and terror to fall on them osuddenly.
9 “She planguishes who has borne seven;
She has breathed her last;
qHer sun has gone down
While it was yet day;
She has been ashamed and confounded.
And the remnant of them I will deliver to the sword
Before their enemies,” says the Lord.
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