The Word against the False Prophets1And there came to me men from the elders of the people of Israel, and they sat before my face. 2And came to pass the word of the lord to me, saying, 3Son of man, these men set their thoughts in their hearts, and [2the 3punishment 4of their iniquities 1set] before their face. Shall in answering I answer them, no. 4On account of this, speak to them! And you shall say to them, Thus says Adonai the lord; A man, a man from out of the house of Israel who ever should put his considerations upon his heart, and [2punishment 3for his iniquities 1should arrange] before his face, and should come to the false prophet; I the lord will answer him by them, in the things which are within in his mind, 5so that he should bend away the house of Israel according to their hearts, the ones being separated from me in their thoughts. 6Because of this, say to the house of Israel! Thus says Adonai the lord; Turn and turn away from your practices, and from all [2impious deeds 1your], and turn your faces! 7For a man, a man from the house of Israel, and from the foreigners of the ones converting in Israel, who ever should separate from me, and set his thoughts upon his heart, and [2punishment 3for his iniquities 1should arrange] before his face, and should come to the false prophet to ask him concerning me, I the lord will answer to him in the things which he presses in them. 8And I will firmly fix my face against that man, and I will appoint him for a desolate place and for extinction, and I will lift him away from the midst of my people; and you shall realize that I am the lord. 9And the prophet, if he should be mislead and should say a word, I the lord have misled that prophet; and I will stretch out my hand against him, and I will remove him from out of the midst of my people Israel. 10And they shall bear their iniquity according to the offence of the one asking; likewise also the offence of the prophet it will be; 11so that [3should not 4be misled 5still 1the house 2of Israel] from me; and that they should not be defiled still in all their transgressions; and they will be to me for a people, and I will be to them for God, says Adonai the lord.
Noah, Daniel, and Job12And [3came 1the word 2of the lord] to me, saying, 13O son of man, a land, if it should sin against me to fall into transgression, then I shall stretch out my hand against it, and I will break its reliance on bread, and I will send upon it famine, and I will lift away [4from 5it 1man 2and 3beast]. 14And if [4might be 2three 3men 1these] in the midst of it, Noah, and Daniel, and Job, these in their righteousness shall be delivered, says Adonai the lord. 15And if [3wild beasts 2ferocious 1I bring] upon the land, and punish it, and it shall be for extinction, and there shall not be one traveling through because of the countenance of the wild beasts, 16and [2three 3men 1these] were in the midst of it; as I live, says Adonai the lord, shall sons or daughters be delivered, no. Only these alone shall be delivered, but the land will be for ruin. 17Or even [3a broadsword 1if 2I bring] against that land, and I should say, Let the broadsword go through the land! and I shall lift away from out of them man and beast. 18And if [2three 3men 1these] were in the midst of it, as I live, says Adonai the lord, that in no way shall [4be rescued 1sons 2nor 3daughters], but these alone shall be delivered. 19Or also [3a plague 1if 2I should send] as a successor upon that land, and I shall pour out my rage upon it in blood, to utterly destroy from out of it man and beast, 20and Noah, and Daniel, and Job be in the midst of it, as I live, says Adonai the lord, neither sons or daughters shall be delivered, but they in their righteousness shall rescue their souls. 21Thus says Adonai the lord; But if also [2four 3punishments 1my] -- the ferocious broadsword, and famine, and [2wild beasts 1ferocious], and plague, I should send out upon Jerusalem to utterly destroy from out of it man and beast; 22and behold, these being left behind in it -- the ones escaping from it, the ones who shall lead out of it sons and daughters; behold, they shall go forth to you, and you shall see their ways, and their thoughts; and you shall be repentant over the hurts which I brought upon Jerusalem, for all which I brought upon it. 23That they shall comfort you, because you shall see theirs ways and their thoughts. and you shall realize that [2not 5in vain 1I have 3done 4all] as much as I did by it, says Adonai the lord.
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