Mouths bent on profaning the name of the God of heaven.
A people scattered among the heathen.
A home country left desolate and broken.
Then . . .
A call to repentance.
A promise of blessing--of stony hearts replaced with brand new ones.
A promise of reward for labor.
A transformation so obvious that not even the heathen can remain ignorant of it.
"Cities shall be filled with the flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the Lord."