I said, "Oh no, Lord God, You have certainly deceived this people and Jerusalem, by announcing, 'You will have peace,' while a sword is at our throats."
Nations, hear the word of the LORD, and tell it among the far off coastlands! Say: The One who scattered Israel will gather him. He will watch over him as a shepherd [guards] his flock,
All the nations will ask, 'Why has the LORD done this to this land? Why this great outburst of anger?'
Then people will answer, 'It is because they abandoned the covenant of the LORD, the God of their fathers, which He had made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt.
They began to worship other gods, bowing down to gods they had not known-- gods that the LORD had not permitted them [to worship].
Therefore the LORD's anger burned against this land, and He brought every curse written in this book on it.
The LORD uprooted them from their land in [His] anger, fury, and great wrath, and threw them into another land where they are today.'
On high, He summons heaven and earth in order to judge His people.
"Gather My faithful ones to Me, those who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."
The heavens proclaim His righteousness, for God is the judge. Selah
So now, residents of Jerusalem and men of Judah, please judge between Me and My vineyard.
My people, remember what Balak king of Moab proposed, what Balaam son of Beor answered him, and [what happened] from Acacia Grove to Gilgal, so that you may acknowledge the LORD's righteous acts.