“And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
‘Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel, and say to the land of Israel, ‘Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth My sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.
Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall My sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the south to the north: that all flesh may know that I the LORD have drawn forth My sword out of his sheath: it shall not return any more.
Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes. And it shall be, when they say unto thee, ‘Wherefore sighest thou?’ that thou shalt answer, ‘For the tidings;’ because it cometh: and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water: behold, it cometh, and shall be brought to pass,’ saith the Lord GOD.” Ezekiel 21:1-7 (KJB)
FOR FURTHER STUDY: Ezekiel 21:8-32; Job 9:22; Isaiah45:23; Hebrews 12:12; John 11:33-35; Zechariah 13:7; Jeremiah 47:6-7