New International Version
6 You have rejected(A) me,” declares the Lord.
“You keep on backsliding.
So I will reach out(B) and destroy you;
I am tired of holding back.(C)
7 I will winnow(D) them with a winnowing fork
at the city gates of the land.
I will bring bereavement(E) and destruction on my people,(F)
for they have not changed their ways.(G)
8 I will make their widows(H) more numerous
than the sand of the sea.
At midday I will bring a destroyer(I)
against the mothers of their young men;
suddenly I will bring down on them
anguish and terror.(J)