A: (1) Thus saith the LORD; Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word, (2) And say, Hear the word of the LORD,
B: O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David, thou, and thy servants, and thy people
C: that enter in by these gates:
D: (3) Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
C’: (4) For if ye do this thing indeed,then shall there enter in by the gates of this house
B’: kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people.
A’: (5) But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.