Ezekiel 22


The Sins of Jerusalem

1And [3came 1the word 2of the  lord] to me, saying, 2And you, O son of man, shall you judge the city of blood? Yes, hold her forth for an example for all her lawless deeds! 3And you shall say, Thus says the Lord the  lord; O city shedding blood in the midst of herself, [2should come 1so that her time], and prepares thoughts against herself, to defile herself. 4In your blood which you shed, you have fallen; and in your ideas which you produced you defiled yourself; and [2drew near 1your days], and brought on the time of your years. On account of this I have given you for scorning by the nations, and for mocking by all the regions, 5the ones near to you, and the ones far at a distance from you. And they shall mock against you, [3unclean 1O one 2famously], and great in lawless deeds. 6Behold, the ones guiding the house of Israel each [2with 3his relatives 1blends together] against you, so as to shed blood. 7[2father 3and 4mother 1They spoke evil of] among you. And against the foreigner they behaved with injustice among you. Orphan and widow they tyrannize among you. 8And my holy things they treat with contempt, and my Sabbaths they profaned among you. 9The men were robbers among you, so that they shed blood among you. And [2upon 3the 4mountains to idols 1they were eating] among you. [2unholiness 1They committed] in your midst. 10[2the shame 3of the father 1They uncovered] among you; and [3in her 4uncleannesses 2the woman sitting apart 1they abased] among you. 11Each with the wife of his neighbor acted lawlessly; and each [2his daughter-in-law 1defiled] in impiety; and each [2his sister 3the daughter 4of his father 1abased] among you. 12[2bribes 1They took] among you so that they should shed blood. Interest and usury they received among you; and you completed the consummation of your evil by tyranny; [3me 1and 2you forgot], says Adonai the  lord. 13And if I should strike my hand against my hand against the evils which you have been exhausted in the things which you did, and against the blood shed by you being in your midst, 14shall [2stand 1your heart], no. Shall [2hold 1your hands] in the days in which I do unto you, no. I the  lord have spoken, and I will do it. 15And I will disperse you among the nations, and I will scatter you among the regions, and [2shall vanish 1your uncleanness] from you. 16And I will allot among you before the eyes of the nations, and you shall know that I am the  lord.

Israel Cast into a Furnace

17And [3came 1the word 2of the  lord] to me, saying, 18O son of man, behold, [4has become 5to me 1the 2house 3of Israel] an intermingling of all brass, and iron, and tin, and lead; [2in 3the midst 4of a furnace 5of silver 6being intermingled 1they are]. 19On account of this, say! Thus says Adonai the  lord; Because you became all for [2admixture 1one], on account of this I will take you in the midst of Jerusalem. 20As [2is taken 1silver], and brass, and iron, and tin, and lead in the midst of the furnace, to blow [2into 3it 1fire], for the casting in a furnace. So I will take you in my anger, and in my rage, and I will gather and cast you in a furnace. 21And I will blow upon you in the fire of my anger, and you shall be cast in a furnace in the midst of it. 22In which manner [2is cast in a furnace 1silver] in the midst of the furnace, so shall you be cast in a furnace in the midst of it. And you shall realize that I the  lord poured out my rage upon you.

Condemnation on the Land

23And [3came 1the word 2of the  lord] to me, saying, 24O son of man, say to her! You are the land, the land not having rain, nor rain came upon you in the day of anger. 25Of whom the ones guiding in her midst are as [2lions 1roaring 3seizing 5by force 4prey]; [2souls 1devouring] by domination, and [2honor 1taking]; and your widows are multiplied in your midst. 26And her priests annulled my law, and they profaned my holy things. Between holy and profane they distinguished not, and between unclean and the clean they distinguished not; and from my Sabbaths they covered up their eyes, and I was profaned in their midst. 27 Her rulers in her midst are as wolves seizing prey to shed blood, to destroy lives, so that their desire for wealth should overabound. 28And her prophets anointing them shall fall seeing vanities, using [2oracles 1lying], saying, Thus says Adonai the  lord, but the  lord has not spoken. 29The people of the land are pressuring iniquity, and tearing in pieces the prey, [2the poor 3and 4needy 1tyrannizing], and [5to 6the 7foreigner 1not 2behaving 3with 4equity]. 30And I sought of them a man behaving rightly, and standing before my face soundly in the time of the anger, so as to not [2unto 3the end 1wipe her away] -- but I did not find. 31And I poured out upon her my rage, by the fire of my anger, to complete it. [2their ways 3unto 4their heads 1I have imputed], says Adonai the Lord.
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