Deuteronomy 28 50 A Nation of Fierce Countenance
Deuteronomy 28 50
A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:
I was angry with My people; I profaned My heritage, and I placed them under your control. You showed them no mercy; even on the elderly, you laid the heaviest yoke. My transgressions are bound into a yoke, knit together by His hand; they are draped over my neck, and the Lord has broken my strength.
He has delivered me into the hands of those I cannot withstand. People have heard my groaning, but there is no one to comfort me. All my enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that You have caused it.
May You bring the day You have announced, so that they may become like me. Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders receive no respect.
the House of Their Sanctuary
Therefore He brought against them the king of the Chaldeans, who killed their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion on young man or virgin, on the aged or the weak; He gave them all into his hand.
And all the articles from the house of God, great and small, the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king and of his leaders, all these he took to Babylon. Then they burned the house of God, broke down the wall of Jerusalem, burned all its palaces with fire, and destroyed all its precious possessions.
And those who escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon, where they became servants to him and his sons until the rule of the kingdom of Persia, to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her Sabbaths.
As long as she lay desolate she kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.