Then all people will see that I, Yahweh, have kindled it. It will not be extinguished."
Yet as surely as I live and as the whole earth is filled with the LORD's glory,
none of the men who have seen My glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tested Me these 10 times and did not obey Me,
will ever see the land I swore to [give] their fathers. None of those who have despised Me will see it.
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.'
I will cut off Israel from the land I gave them, and I will reject the temple I have sanctified for My name. Israel will become an object of scorn and ridicule among all the peoples.
Though this temple is [now] exalted, every passerby will be appalled and will hiss. They will say: Why did the LORD do this to this land and this temple?
Then they will say: Because they abandoned the LORD their God who brought their ancestors out of the land of Egypt. They clung to other gods and worshiped and served them. Because of this, the LORD brought all this ruin on them.
Return [it] to its sheath! I will judge you in the place where you were created, in the land of your origin.
On that day I will carry out against Eli everything I said about his family, from beginning to end.
By Myself I have sworn; Truth has gone from My mouth, a word that will not be revoked: Every knee will bow to Me, every tongue will swear allegiance.
so My word that comes from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and will prosper in what I send it [to do]."
The LORD's anger will not turn back until He has completely fulfilled the purposes of His heart. In time to come you will understand it clearly.
Whatever you plot against the Lord, He will bring [it] to complete destruction; oppression will not rise up a second time.