Ezekiel 5:11-17

11 Therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, because you have defiled my sanctuary with all your vile images and detestable practices, I myself will shave you; I will not look on you with pity or spare you.
12 A third of your people will die of the plague or perish by famine inside you; a third will fall by the sword outside your walls; and a third I will scatter to the winds and pursue with drawn sword.
13 “Then my anger will cease and my wrath against them will subside, and I will be avenged. And when I have spent my wrath on them, they will know that I the Lord have spoken in my zeal.
14 “I will make you a ruin and a reproach among the nations around you, in the sight of all who pass by.
15 You will be a reproach and a taunt, a warning and an object of horror to the nations around you when I inflict punishment on you in anger and in wrath and with stinging rebuke. I the Lord have spoken.
16 When I shoot at you with my deadly and destructive arrows of famine, I will shoot to destroy you. I will bring more and more famine upon you and cut off your supply of food.
17 I will send famine and wild beasts against you, and they will leave you childless. Plague and bloodshed will sweep through you, and I will bring the sword against you. I the Lord have spoken.”
Sovereign Lord, You are slow to anger, abundantly merciful, full of love and grace. But You are also a jealous God. What horror then, to think that Your people could be so stubborn as to exhaust the resource of Your patience and drive You to anger. Your mercy that had so long been abused was now silent. It had surrendered its cause to the hand of judgement. The sword that had been drawn for Your people’s defense would now be drawn for their punishment. Those who forgot You in their prosperity would remember You in their captivity. If You are against us, O God, who can stand for us?