Ezekiel 12

And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Son of man, you dwell in the midst of the iniquities of those who have eyes to see, and see not; and have ears to hear, and hear not; because they are a provoking house. You therefore, son of man, prepare yourself baggage for going into captivity by day in their sight; and you shall be led into captivity from your place into another place in their sight; that they may see that they are a provoking house. And you shall carry forth your baggage, baggage for captivity, by day before their eyes; and you shall go forth at evening, as a captive goes forth, in their sight. Dig for yourself into the wall of the house, and you shall pass through it in their sight. You shall be lifted up on men's shoulders, and shall go forth in secret; you shall cover your face, and shall not see the ground, because I have made you a sign to the house of Israel. And I did thus according to all that He commanded me; and I carried forth my baggage for captivity by day, and in the evening I dug through the wall for myself, and I went out secretly; I was taken up on men's shoulders before them. And the word of the Lord came to me in the morning, saying, Son of man, has not the house of Israel, the provoking house, said to you, What are you doing? 10 Say to them, Thus says the Lord God, the Prince and the Ruler in Israel, even to all the house of Israel who are in the midst of them: 11 say, I am performing signs: as I have done, so shall it be to him; they shall go into banishment and captivity. 12 And the prince in the midst of them shall be borne upon shoulders, and shall go forth in secret through the wall, and shall dig, so that he may go forth thereby; he shall cover his face, so that he may not be seen by anyone, and he himself shall not see the ground. 13 And I will spread out My net upon him, and he shall be caught in My snare, and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans; but he shall not see it, though he shall die there. 14 And I will scatter to every wind all his assistants round about him, and all that help him; and I will draw out a sword after them; 15 And they shall know that I am the Lord, when I have scattered them among the nations; and I will disperse them into the countries. 16 And I will leave among them a few men in number spared from the sword, and from famine, and pestilence; that they may declare all their iniquities among the nations where they have gone; and they shall know that I am the Lord. 17 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 18 Son of man, eat your bread with sorrow, and drink your water with torment and affliction. 19 And you shall say to the people of the land, Thus says the Lord to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, on the land of Israel: They shall eat their bread in scarcity, and shall drink their water in desolation, that the land may be desolate with all that it contains, for all that dwell in it are ungodly. 20 And their inhabited cities shall be laid utterly waste, and the land shall be desolate; and you shall know that I am the Lord. 21 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 22 Son of man, what is your parable on the land of Israel, that you say, The days are long, and the vision has perished? 23 Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord: I will even set aside this parable, and the house of Israel shall by no means use this parable again; for you shall say to them, The days are at hand, and the fulfillment of every vision. 24 For there shall no more be any false vision, nor anyone prophesying flatteries in the midst of the children of Israel. 25 For I the Lord will speak My words; I will speak and perform them, and will delay no more, for in your days, O provoking house, I will speak the word, and will perform it, says the Lord. 26 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 27 Son of man, behold, the provoking house of Israel boldly say, The vision which this man sees is for many days, and he prophesies for times afar off. 28 Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord: Henceforth none of My words shall linger, which I shall speak: I will speak and do, says the Lord.
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