Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous city: thy slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle.
And in that day did the Lord Jehovah of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth;
Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days? Her feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn.
Upon the land of my people shall come up thistles and briars, yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city.
Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;
Therefore thus saith Jehovah concerning the king of Assyria: He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.
If I go forth into the field, behold the slain with the sword! and if I enter into the city, behold them that pine away with famine! For both prophet and priest shall go about into a land that they know not.
Thus saith Jehovah: He that remaineth in this city shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence; but he that goeth forth to the Chaldeans shall live; and he shall have his life for a prey, and shall live.
In the fourth month, on the ninth of the month, the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.
See, Jehovah, and consider to whom thou hast done this! Shall the women eat their fruit, the infants that they nursed? Shall priest and prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?
The slain with the sword are happier than the slain with hunger; for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.
And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard.