They relieved the [impending] disaster of My people by making light of it, saying “Peace! Peace!” But there is no peace….
Thus said the Lord: Stand on the roads and see; ask about the various paths of history, which path is best, and walk on it and find solace for your soul.
But they said, “We will not walk.”
Thus said the Lord: Behold, a people is coming from the land of the North, a great nation will rouse itself from the ends of the earth. They will grasp bow and spear; it is [a] cruel [nation] and they will not have pity.