1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 and thou son of man, thus hath the Lord GOD said unto the land of Israel: The end, the end comes upon the four corners of the land. 3 Now shall be the end upon thee, and I will send my anger upon thee and will judge thee according to thy ways and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations. 4 And my eye shall not forgive thee, neither will I have mercy; but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
5 Thus hath the Lord GOD said: An evil, behold, an evil is come. 6 An end is come, the end is come; it watches for thee; behold, it is come. 7 The morning comes for thee. O thou that dwellest in the land; the time comes, the day is near, the day of trouble, and it shall not be the echo of the mountains.
8 Now I will shortly pour out my fury upon thee and accomplish my anger in thee; and I will judge thee according to thy ways and place all thine abominations upon thee. 9 And my eye shall not forgive, neither will I have mercy; I will recompense thee according to thy ways, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smites.
10 Behold the day, behold, it comes; the morning is gone forth; the rod has blossomed; pride has budded. 11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness; nothing shall remain of them, nor of their riches, nor of anything of theirs; neither shall there be lamentation for them.
12 The time is come, the day draws near; do not let the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn; for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof. 13 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold although they remain alive, for the vision is touching the whole multitude thereof and shall not be cancelled; neither shall any in the iniquity of his life strengthen himself.
14 They shall blow the trumpet and make everything ready, but there shall be no one to go forth to the battle, for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof. 15 The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within; he that is in the field shall die with the sword, and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.
16 And those that escape of them shall be upon the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, each one for his iniquity. 17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water. 18 They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and trembling shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads.
19 They shall cast their silver in the streets and their gold far from them their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD; they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels because it shall be the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
20 Because they turned the glory of his ornament into pride and made in her the images of their abominations of their statues; therefore I have set it far from them. 21 And I gave it into the hands of the strangers for a prey and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it. 22 I will also turn my face from them, and they shall pollute my secret place, for the destroyers shall enter into it and defile it.
23 Make a chain, for the land is full of bloody judgments, and the city is full of violence. 24 Therefore I will bring the worst of all the Gentiles, and they shall possess their houses; I will also cause the arrogance of the strong to cease; and their sanctuaries shall be defiled. 25 A cutting off comes, and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none. 26 Destruction shall come upon destruction, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then they shall seek an answer from the prophet, but the law shall perish from the priest and counsel from the elders. 27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according to their judgments I will judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.