Jeremiah 21:1-14, NLT
No Deliverance from Babylon
1The Lord spoke through Jeremiah when King Zedekiah sent Pashhur son of Malkijah and Zephaniah son of Maaseiah, the priest, to speak with him. They begged Jeremiah,
3Jeremiah replied, “Go back to King Zedekiah and tell him,
8“Tell all the people, ‘This is what the Lord says: Take your choice of life or death!
Judgment on Judah’s Kings
11“Say to the royal family of Judah, ‘Listen to this message from the Lord!
“‘Give justice each morning to the people you judge!
Help those who have been robbed;
rescue them from their oppressors.
Otherwise, my anger will burn like an unquenchable fire
because of all your sins.
13I will personally fight against the people in Jerusalem,
that mighty fortress—
the people who boast, “No one can touch us here.
No one can break in here.”
14And I myself will punish you for your sinfulness,
says the Lord.
I will light a fire in your forests
that will burn up everything around you.’”