“People from many nations will pass by this city and will ask one another, ‘Why has the Lord done such a thing to this great city?’(A) And the answer will be: ‘Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord their God and have worshiped and served other gods.(B)’”

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“‘But I will spare some, for some of you will escape(A) the sword when you are scattered among the lands and nations.(B) Then in the nations where they have been carried captive, those who escape will remember(C) me—how I have been grieved(D) by their adulterous hearts, which have turned away from me, and by their eyes, which have lusted after their idols.(E) They will loathe themselves for the evil(F) they have done and for all their detestable practices.(G) 10 And they will know that I am the Lord;(H) I did not threaten in vain to bring this calamity on them.(I)

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22 Yet there will be some survivors(A)—sons and daughters who will be brought out of it.(B) They will come to you, and when you see their conduct(C) and their actions, you will be consoled(D) regarding the disaster I have brought on Jerusalem—every disaster I have brought on it.

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20 And wherever they went among the nations they profaned(A) my holy name, for it was said of them, ‘These are the Lord’s people, and yet they had to leave his land.’(B)

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