All these are the beginning of sorrows.
"But if after these things you will not obey Me, I will proceed to discipline you seven times for your sins.
I will break down your strong pride. I will make your sky like iron and your land like bronze,
and your strength will be used up for nothing. Your land will not yield its produce, and the trees of the land will not bear their fruit.
"If you act with hostility toward Me and are unwilling to obey Me, I will multiply your plagues seven times for your sins.
I will send wild animals against you that will deprive you of your children, ravage your livestock, and reduce your numbers until your roads are deserted.
"If in spite of these things you do not accept My discipline, but act with hostility toward Me,
then I will act with hostility toward you; I also will strike you seven times for your sins.
I will bring a sword against you to execute the vengeance of the covenant. Though you withdraw into your cities, I will send a pestilence among you, and you will be delivered into enemy hands.
When I cut off your supply of bread, 10 women will bake your bread in a single oven and ration out your bread by weight, so that you will eat but not be satisfied.
"And if in spite of this you do not obey Me but act with hostility toward Me,
I will act with furious hostility toward you; I will also discipline you seven times for your sins.
You will eat the flesh of your sons; you will eat the flesh of your daughters.
He will bring extraordinary plagues on you and your descendants, severe and lasting plagues, and terrible and chronic sicknesses.
Aram from the east and Philistia from the west have consumed Israel with open mouths. In all this, His anger is not removed, and His hand is still raised [to strike].
Therefore the Lord does not rejoice over Israel's young men and has no compassion on its fatherless and widows, for everyone is a godless evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly. In all this, His anger is not removed, and His hand is still raised [to strike].
Manasseh is with Ephraim, and Ephraim with Manasseh; together, both are against Judah. In all this, His anger is not removed, and His hand is still raised [to strike].
[There will be nothing to do] except crouch among the prisoners or fall among the slain. In all this, His anger is not removed, and His hand is still raised [to strike].
When they say, "Peace and security," then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
For the time has come for judgment to begin with God's household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who disobey the gospel of God?
And if the righteous is saved with difficulty, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?