Jeremiah 6:25-27 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
25 Do not go out into the field,
or walk on the road;
for the enemy has a sword,
terror is on every side.”
26 O my poor people, put on sackcloth,
and roll in ashes;
make mourning as for an only child,
most bitter lamentation:
for suddenly the destroyer
will come upon us.
27 I have made you a tester and a refiner among my people
so that you may know and test their ways.