If they ask you, ‘Where will we go?’ tell them: This is what the Lord says:

Those destined for death,(A) to death;
those destined for the sword, to the sword.
Those destined for famine, to famine;
those destined for captivity, to captivity.

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Whoever stays in this city will die by the sword, famine, and plague, but whoever goes out and surrenders to the Chaldeans who are besieging you will live and will retain his life like the spoils of war.(A)

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17 I will send famine and dangerous animals against you. They will leave you childless. Plague and bloodshed will sweep through you, and I will bring a sword against you. I, the Lord, have spoken.”(A)

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Lament over the Fall of Jerusalem

11 “This is what the Lord God says: Clap your hands, stamp your feet,(A) and cry out over all the evil and detestable practices of the house of Israel, who will fall by the sword, famine, and plague.(B) 12 The one who is far off will die by plague; the one who is near will fall by the sword; and the one who remains and is spared[a] will die of famine. In this way I will exhaust my wrath on them.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 6:12 Or besieged

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