Jerusalem's Punishment1 And he shouted aloud into my ears [2voice 1with a great], saying, [5has approached 1The 2punishment 3of the 4city]. And each had the items for the devastation in his hand. 2 And behold, there were six men coming from the way of the [2gate 1high], of the one looking to the north. And each had a hewing axe for devastation in his hand; and one man in the midst of them was clothed in a foot length robe, and there was a belt of sapphire upon his loin. And they entered and stood next to the altar of brass. 3 And the glory of the God of Israel ascended from the cherubim, (the glory being upon them,) into the open air of the house. And he called the man being clothed with the foot length robe, who had [3upon 4his loin 1the 2belt]. 4 And the lord said to him, Go through the midst of the city, and the midst of Jerusalem, and put the sign upon the foreheads of the men! of the ones groaning, and of the ones being grievously afflicted over all the lawless deeds, the ones taking place in the midst of them. 5 And he said to these in my hearing, Go into the city behind him and smite! And you should not spare your eyes, and you should not show mercy.
The Killing Begins at the Sanctuary6 An older man, and a young man, and a virgin, and infants, and women -- kill unto wiping out! But upon all upon whom there is the sign, you should not approach. And [2from 3my holy places 1begin]! And they began with the men of the elders who were inside in the house. 7 And he said to them, Defile the house, and fill the ways of the dead, and [2the ones going forth 1smite]! 8 And it came to pass in their smiting, that I fell upon my face, and I yelled out, and said, Alas, Adonai, O lord, do you wipe away the remnant of Israel in the pouring out of your rage upon Jerusalem? 9 And he said to me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah has been magnified very exceedingly. For [3was filled 1the 2land 5peoples 4of many], and the city was filled with iniquity and uncleanness. For they say, The lord has abandoned the earth, [2does not 3inspect it 1the lord]. 10 And [2shall not 3spare 1my eye], nor shall I show mercy. [2their ways 3against 4their heads 1I have imputed]. 11 And behold, the man, the one being clothed with the foot length robe, and having [3tied around 1the 2belt] his loin, even answered saying, I have done as you gave charge to me.
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