5:1 And you, Son of Man, take yourself a sharp sword; [as] a barber's razor you will take it to yourself, and will cause it to pass on your head and on your beard: then take yourself balances to weigh, and divide the hair.
5:2 A third part you will burn in the fire in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled; and you will take a third part, and strike with the sword round about it; and a third part you will scatter to the wind, and I will draw out a sword after them.
5:3 And you will take of them a few in number, and bind them in your skirts.
5:4 And of these again you will take, and cast them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire; therefrom will a fire come forth into all the house of Israel.
5:5 Thus says the Sovereign Yahweh: This is Jerusalem; I have set her in the midst of the nations, and countries are round about her.
5:6 And she has rebelled against my ordinances in doing wickedness more than the nations, and against my statutes more than the countries that are round about her; for they have rejected my ordinances, and as for my statutes, they haven't walked in them.
5:7 Therefore thus says the Sovereign Yahweh: Because you+ are turbulent more than the nations that are round about you+, and haven't walked in my statutes, neither have kept my ordinances, neither have done after the ordinances of the nations that are round about you+;
5:8 therefore thus says the Sovereign Yahweh: Look, I, even I, am against you; and I will execute judgments in the midst of you in the sight of the nations.
5:9 And I will do in you that which I haven't done, and to which I will not do anymore the like, because of all your disgusting behaviors.
5:10 Therefore the fathers will eat the sons in the midst of you, and the sons will eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments on you; and the whole remnant of you I will scatter to all the winds.
5:11 Therefore, as I live, says the Sovereign Yahweh, surely, because you have defiled my sanctuary with all your detestable things, and with all your disgusting behaviors, therefore I also will shave [you off]; neither will my eye spare, and I also will have no pity.
5:12 A third part of you will die with the pestilence, and with famine they will be consumed in the midst of you; and a third part will fall by the sword round about you; and a third part I will scatter to all the winds, and will draw out a sword after them.
5:13 Thus will my anger be accomplished, and I will cause my wrath toward them to rest, and I will be comforted; and they will know that I, Yahweh, have spoken in my zeal, when I have accomplished my wrath on them.
5:14 Moreover I will make you a desolation and a reproach among the nations that are round about you, in the sight of all who pass by.
5:15 So it will be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment, to the nations that are round about you, when I will execute judgments on you in anger and in wrath, and in wrathful rebukes (I, Yahweh, have spoken it);
5:16 when I will send on them the evil arrows of famine, that are for destruction, which I will send to destroy you+. And I will increase the famine on you+, and will break your+ staff of bread;
5:17 and I will send on you+ famine and evil beasts, and they will bereave you; and pestilence and blood will pass through you; and I will bring the sword on you: I, Yahweh, have spoken it.