Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: "As I live, I will bring down on his head My oath that he despised and My covenant that he broke.
He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar who had made him swear allegiance by God. He became obstinate and hardened his heart against returning to the LORD God of Israel.
"But as for the bad figs, so bad they are inedible, this is what the LORD says: in this way I will deal with Zedekiah king of Judah, his officials, and the remnant of Jerusalem-- those remaining in this land and those living in the land of Egypt.
Zedekiah did what was evil in the LORD's sight just as Jehoiakim had done.
While they offer false visions and lying divinations about you, [the time] has come to put you to the necks of the profane wicked ones; the day has come for your punishment.
An end has come; the end has come! It has awakened against you. Look, it is coming!
For a day is near; a day belonging to the LORD is near. It will be a day of clouds, a time [of doom] for the nations.
"Because you maintained an ancient hatred and handed over the Israelites to the power of the sword in the time of their disaster, the time of final punishment,
Let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous. The One who examines the thoughts and emotions is a righteous God.
You have rebuked the nations: You have destroyed the wicked; You have erased their name forever and ever.
The enemy has come to eternal ruin; You have uprooted the cities, and the very memory of them has perished.
You who reside by many waters, rich in treasures, your end has come, your life thread is cut.