Judgment on Jerusalem's Leaders1And [2took me up 1spirit], and led me unto the gate of the house of the lord, the one over against the one looking according to the east. And behold, upon the threshold of the gate were about twenty and five men. And I saw in the midst of them Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, the ones guiding the people. 2And he said to me, O son of man, these are the men considering vain things, and deliberating [2counsel 1evil] in this city. 3The ones saying, Have they not recently built the houses? This is the kettle, and we are the meats. 4On account of this, prophesy against them! Prophesy, O son of man!
Ezekiel Prophesies against Israel5And there fell upon me spirit of the lord. And he said to me, You say! Thus says the lord; As you said, O house of Israel, and the deliberations of your spirit I know. 6You multiplied your dead in this city, and you filled up her ways of slain ones. 7On account of this, thus says Adonai the lord; Your dead whom you struck in the midst of her, these are the meats, and she is the kettle. And you I will lead out from the midst of her. 8[2the broadsword 1You fear], and the broadsword I will bring upon you, says Adonai the lord. 9And I will lead you from the midst of her. And I will deliver you into the hands of strangers. And I will execute [2among 3you 1judgments]. 10By the broadsword you shall fall. Upon the borders of Israel I will judge you, and you will realize that I am the lord. 11She [2to you 1shall not be] for a kettle, and you in no way shall become in the midst of her for meat. 12Unto the borders of Israel I will judge you, and you shall know, for I am the lord. For [2in 3my commandments 1you did not go], and of my judgments you went not, and according to the judgments of the nations, of the ones around you, you went. 13And it came to pass in my prophesying, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. And I fell upon my face, and I yelled out [2voice 1with a great], and said, Alas, Adonai O lord, unto consummation do you appoint the remnant of Israel? 14And [3came 1the word 2of the lord] to me, saying, 15O son of man, your brethren, and the men of your captivity, and all the house of Israel have come to completion, about whom [4said 5to them 1the ones 2dwelling 3in Jerusalem], You are far at a distance from the lord; [4to us 3has been given 1the 2land] for an inheritance. 16On account of this, you say! Thus says Adonai the lord, that, I will thrust them into the nations, and I will disperse them into every land, and I will be to them for [2sanctuary 1a small] in the places where ever they shall enter into there. 17On account of this, you say! Thus says Adonai the lord, that, I will take them from out of the nations, and I will gather them from out of the places of which I scattered them among them, and I will give to them the land of Israel. 18And they shall enter there, and they shall lift away all her abominations, and all her lawless deeds from out of her.
Future Restoration Promised19And I will give to them [2heart 1another], and [3spirit 2a new 1I will put] in them; and I will pull out the [2heart 1stone] from their flesh, and I will give to them a heart of flesh; 20so that [2by 3my orders 1they shall go], and [2my ordinances 1they shall guard], and they shall execute them. And they will be to me for a people, and I will be to them for God. 21And for the heart of their abominations, and of their lawlessnesses, as their heart went, [2their ways 3against 4their heads 1I have imputed], says Adonai the lord. 22And [3lifted up 1the 2cherubim] their wings, and the wheels were next to them, and the glory of the God of Israel was upon them, up above them. 23And [4ascended 1the 2glory 3of the lord] from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which was before the city. 24And spirit took me up, and led me into the land of the Chaldeans, unto the captivity, in a vision by spirit of God. And I ascended from the vision which I beheld. 25And I spoke to the captivity all the words of the lord which he showed to me.
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