Giving Everything Away for Nothing
10-11Unlucky mother—that you had me as a son,
given the unhappy job of indicting the whole country!
I've never hurt or harmed a soul,
and yet everyone is out to get me.
But, God knows, I've done everything I could to help them,
prayed for them and against their enemies.
I've always been on their side, trying to stave off disaster.
God knows how I've tried!
12-14"O Israel, O Judah, what are your chances
against the iron juggernaut from the north?
In punishment for your sins, I'm giving away
everything you've got, giving it away for nothing.
I'll make you slaves to your enemies
in a strange and far-off land.
My anger is blazing and fierce,
burning in hot judgment against you."