New Living Translation
The cities will be destroyed and the farmland made desolate. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'"
King James Bible
And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be a desolation; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah.
World English Bible
The cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be a desolation; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
And the cities that are inhabited are laid waste, and the land is a desolation, and ye have known that I am Jehovah.'
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LibraryThe Last King of Judah
Zedekiah at the beginning of his reign was trusted fully by the king of Babylon and had as a tried counselor the prophet Jeremiah. By pursuing an honorable course toward the Babylonians and by paying heed to the messages from the Lord through Jeremiah, he could have kept the respect of many in high authority and have had opportunity to communicate to them a knowledge of the true God. Thus the captive exiles already in Babylon would have been placed on vantage ground and granted many liberties; the …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
A Believer's Privilege at Death
The gates of Zion will weep and mourn. The city will be like a ravaged woman, huddled on the ground.
In that day the lush vineyards, now worth 1,000 pieces of silver, will become patches of briers and thorns.
The entire land will become a vast expanse of briers and thorns, a hunting ground overrun by wildlife.
A lion stalks from its den, a destroyer of nations. It has left its lair and is headed your way. It's going to devastate your land! Your towns will lie in ruins, with no one living in them anymore.
I will gather together all the armies of the north under King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, whom I have appointed as my deputy. I will bring them all against this land and its people and against the surrounding nations. I will completely destroy you and make you an object of horror and contempt and a ruin forever.
"So I will turn you into a ruin, a mockery in the eyes of the surrounding nations and to all who pass by.
And when I scatter them among the nations, they will know that I am the LORD.
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