I will give it to foreigners as loot, to the world’s wicked ones as plunder, and they will desecrate it.
I will abandon this last remaining tribe among my people 1 and hand them over to their enemies; they will be plundered and robbed by all their enemies, 2
“Israel is not a slave, is he? He was not born into slavery, was he? 1 If not, why then is he being carried off?
I will give away your wealth and your treasures as plunder. I will give it away free of charge for the sins you have committed throughout your land.
and on the mountains and in the fields. 1 I will give your wealth and all your treasures away as plunder. I will give it away as the price 2 for the sins you have committed throughout your land.
“For this is what the sovereign Lord says: Bring up an army 1 against them and subject them 2 to terror and plunder.
I will save my sheep; they will no longer be prey. I will judge between one sheep and another.
Why has the Lord brought us into this land only to be killed by the sword, that our wives and our children should become plunder? Wouldn’t it be better for us to return to Egypt?”
But I will bring in your little ones, whom you said would become victims of war, 1 and they will enjoy 2 the land that you have despised.
The spoil that remained of the plunder which the fighting men 1 had gathered 2 was 675,000 sheep,
I sent him 1 against a godless 2 nation, I ordered him to attack the people with whom I was angry, 3 to take plunder and to carry away loot, to trample them down 4 like dirt in the streets.
Though at this time your ropes are slack, 1 the mast is not secured, 2 and the sail 3 is not unfurled, at that time you will divide up a great quantity of loot; 4 even the lame will drag off plunder. 5
But these people are looted and plundered; all of them are trapped in pits 1 and held captive 2 in prisons. They were carried away as loot with no one to rescue them; they were carried away as plunder, and no one says, “Bring that back!” 3
But 1 all who destroyed you will be destroyed. All your enemies will go into exile. Those who plundered you will be plundered. I will cause those who pillaged you to be pillaged. 2
Their camels will be taken as plunder. Their vast herds will be taken as spoil. I will scatter to the four winds those desert peoples who cut their hair short at the temples. 1 I will bring disaster against them from every direction,” says the Lord. 2
She will be a place where fishing nets are spread, surrounded by the sea. For I have spoken, declares the sovereign Lord. She will become plunder for the nations,
They will no longer be prey for the nations and the wild beasts will not devour them. They will live securely and no one will make them afraid.
Also, your infants, who you thought would die on the way, 1 and your children, who as yet do not know good from bad, 2 will go there; I will give them the land and they will possess it.
Therefore this is what the sovereign Lord says: Look, I am about to give the land of Egypt to King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon. He will carry off her wealth, capture her loot, and seize her plunder; it will be his army’s wages.
therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the sovereign Lord: This is what the sovereign Lord says to the mountains and hills, the ravines and valleys, and to the desolate ruins and the abandoned cities that have become prey and an object of derision to the rest of the nations round about –