let us destroy
for Death has climbed through our windows; it has entered our fortresses, cutting off children from the streets, young men from the squares.
If you do not listen to Me to consecrate the Sabbath day by not carrying a load while entering the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, I will set fire to its gates, and it will consume the citadels of Jerusalem and not be extinguished."
He burned the LORD's temple, the king's palace, all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the nobles.
Then the Chaldeans burned God's temple. They tore down Jerusalem's wall, burned down all its palaces, and destroyed all its valuable utensils.
God is known as a stronghold in its citadels.
For the palace will be forsaken, the busy city abandoned. The hill and the watchtower will become barren places forever, the joy of wild asses, and a pasture for flocks,
Israel has forgotten his Maker and built palaces; Judah has also multiplied fortified cities. I will send fire on their cities, and it will consume their citadels.
Therefore, I will send fire against Judah, and it will consume the citadels of Jerusalem.
The people are incapable of doing right-- the LORD's declaration-- those who store up violence and destruction in their citadels.
Therefore, the Lord God says: An enemy will surround the land; he will destroy your strongholds and plunder your citadels.
Open your gates, Lebanon, and fire will consume your cedars.