Hear this, you peoples of the earth:
I hear my dear people
How long must the land be parched
The Lord says,
They will come back shedding tears of contrition. I will bring them back praying prayers of repentance.
“Look! Enemies are gathering in the north like water rising in a river.
For a nation from the north
Shout the battle cry from all around the city. She will throw up her hands in surrender.
I will destroy Babylonia just like I did Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring towns. No one will live there.
Then say to the people of the land, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says about the inhabitants of Jerusalem and of the land of Israel: They will eat their bread with anxiety and drink their water in fright, for their land will be stripped bare of all it contains because of the violence of all who live in it.
“Son of man, suppose a country sins against me by being unfaithful, and I stretch out my hand against it, cut off its bread supply,
Yet some survivors will be left in it, sons and daughters who will be brought out. They will come out to you, and when you see their behavior and their deeds, you will be consoled about the catastrophe I have brought on Jerusalem – for everything I brought on it.
They will console you when you see their behavior and their deeds, because you will know that it was not without reason that I have done everything which I have done in it, declares the sovereign Lord.”
The sound of a carefree crowd accompanied her,
“‘Therefore this is what the sovereign Lord says: Woe to the city of bloodshed, the pot whose rot
They will live in the land I gave to my servant Jacob, in which your fathers lived; they will live in it – they and their children and their grandchildren forever. David my servant will be prince over them forever.
In that you were seeing feet and toes
Therefore when they all
Later Daniel entered (whose name is Belteshazzar after the name of my god,
Its foliage was attractive and its fruit plentiful; on it there was food enough for all. Under it the wild animals