That is why snares surround you, and why sudden fear terrifies you,
O Lord, sovereign God! 1 Who is strong like you, O Lord? Your faithfulness surrounds you.
“I will make you desolate and an object of scorn among the nations around you, in the sight of everyone who passes by.
A third of your people will die of plague or be overcome by the famine within you. 1 A third of your people will fall by the sword surrounding you, 2 and a third I will scatter to the winds. I will unleash a sword behind them.
You will be 1 an object of scorn and taunting, 2 a prime example of destruction 3 among the nations around you when I execute judgments against you in anger and raging fury. 4 I, the Lord, have spoken!