36 As for those among you who are left, I will also bring (A)despair into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. And the sound of a scattered leaf will chase them, and even when no one is pursuing they will flee [a]as though from the sword, and they will fall. 37 (B)They will then stumble over each other as if running from the sword, although no one is pursuing; and you will have no strength to stand before your enemies. 38 Instead, (C)you will perish among the nations, and your enemies’ land will consume you.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 26:36 Lit the flight of the sword

17 (A)One thousand will flee at the threat of one man;
You will flee at the threat of five,
Until you are left like a signal post on a mountain top,
And like a flag on a hill.

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‘This is what the Lord, the God of Israel says: “Behold, I am going to (A)turn back the weapons of war that are in your hands, with which you are making war against the king of Babylon and the Chaldeans who are besieging you outside the wall; and I will (B)gather them into the middle of this city. And I (C)Myself will make war against you with an (D)outstretched hand and a mighty arm, and in (E)anger, wrath, and great indignation.

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