w[See ver. 5 above]
ah[See ver. 8 above]
bb[See ver. 14 above]

1 Samuel 15:27-28

27 a  As Samuel turned to go away, Saul seized the skirt of his robe, and it tore. 28And Samuel said to him, b  “The  Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you this day and has given it to a neighbor of yours, who is better than you.

1 Kings 11:30-31

30Then Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, c  and tore it into twelve pieces. 31And he said to Jeroboam, “Take for yourself ten pieces, for thus says the  Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Behold, d  I am about to tear the kingdom from the hand of Solomon and will give you ten tribes

Isaiah 20:2-4

2at that time the  Lord spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go, and loose the sackcloth from your waist and take off your sandals from your feet,” and he did so, walking e  naked and barefoot.

3Then the  Lord said, “As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years f  as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Cush,
Probably Nubia
4so shall the h  king of Assyria lead away the Egyptian captives and the Cushite exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, the nakedness of Egypt.

Ezekiel 5

Jerusalem Will Be Destroyed

1“And you i  O son of man, take a j  sharp sword. Use it as k  a barber’s razor and l  pass it over your head and your beard. Then take balances for weighing and divide the hair. 2 m  A third part you shall burn in the fire n  in the midst of the city o  when the days of the siege are completed. And a third part you shall take and strike with the sword all around the city. p  And a third part you shall scatter to the wind, and q  I will unsheathe the sword after them. 3 r  And you shall take from these a small number and bind them in the skirts of your robe. 4 s  And of these again you shall take some and cast them into the midst of the fire and burn them in the fire. From there a fire will come out into all the house of Israel.

5Thus says the Lord  God: t  This is Jerusalem. I have set her u  in the center of the nations, with countries all around her. 6And she has rebelled against my rules by doing wickedness v  more than the nations, and against my statutes more than w  the countries all around her; for they have rejected my rules and have not walked in my statutes. 7Therefore thus says the Lord  God: Because you are x  more turbulent than the nations that are all around you, y  and have not walked in my statutes or obeyed my rules z  and have not
Some Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac lack  not
even acted according to the rules of the nations that are all around you,
8therefore thus says the Lord  God: Behold, I, even I ab  am against you. ac  And I will execute judgments
The same Hebrew expression can mean obey rules, or  execute judgments, depending on the context
in your midst ae  in the sight of the nations.
9And because of all your abominations I will do with you af  what I have never yet done, and the like of which I will never do again. 10Therefore ag  fathers shall eat their sons in your midst, and sons shall eat their fathers. ah  And I will execute judgments on you, ai  and any of you who survive I will scatter to all the winds. 11Therefore aj  as I live, declares the Lord  God, surely ak  because you have defiled my sanctuary al  with all your detestable things and with all your am  abominations an  therefore I will withdraw.
Some Hebrew manuscripts  I will cut you down
ap  My eye will not spare, and I will have no pity.
12 aq  A third part of you shall die of pestilence and be consumed with famine in your midst; ar  a third part shall fall by the sword all around you; as  and a third part I will scatter to all the winds and will unsheathe the sword after them.

13 at  “Thus shall my anger spend itself, and I will vent my fury upon them and satisfy myself. And they shall know that au  I am the  Lord—that I have spoken in my jealousyav  when I spend my fury upon them. 14Moreover, I will make you aw  a desolation and ax  an object of reproach among ay  the nations all around you and in the sight of all who pass by. 15You shall be
Dead Sea Scroll, Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate, Targum; Masoretic Text And it shall be
a reproach and a taunt, a warning ba  and a horror, to bb  the nations all around you, bc  when I execute judgments on you in anger and fury, and bd  with furious rebukesI am the  Lord; I have spoken
16when I send against you
Hebrew them
bf  the deadly arrows of famine, arrows for destruction, which I will send to destroy you, and when I bring more and more famine upon bg  you and break your supply
Hebrew staff
of bread.
17I will send famine and bi  wild beasts against you, bj  and they will rob you of your children. Pestilence and bk  blood shall pass through you, and I will bring the sword upon you. I am the  Lord; I have spoken.”

Ezekiel 12:3-16

3As for you, son of man, prepare for yourself bl  an exile’s baggage, and go into exile by day bm  in their sight. You shall go like an exile from your place to another place bn  in their sight. bo  Perhaps they will understand, though
Or  will see that
they are a rebellious house.
4You shall bring out your baggage by day in their sight, as baggage for exile, and you shall go out yourself bq  at evening in their sight, as those do who must go into exile. 5In their sight br  dig through the wall, and bring your baggage out through it. 6In their sight you shall lift the baggage upon your shoulder and carry it out at dusk. You shall cover your face that you may not see the land, for I have made you bs  a sign for the house of Israel.”

7 bt  And I did as I was commanded. bu  I brought out my baggage by day, as baggage for exile, and in the evening I dug through the wall with my own hands. I brought out my baggage at dusk, carrying it on my shoulder in their sight.

8In the morning the word of the  Lord came to me: 9 bv  Son of man, has not the house of Israel bw  the rebellious house, said to you, bx  What are you doing?’ 10Say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord  God: This oracle concerns
Or  This burden is
bz  the prince in Jerusalem and all the house of Israel who are in it.’
Hebrew  in the midst of them
11Say cb  I am a sign for you: cc  as I have done, so shall it be done to them. They shall go into exile, into captivity.’ 12 cd  And the prince who is among them shall lift his baggage upon his shoulder at dusk, and shall go out. ce  They shall dig through the wall to bring him out through it. cf  He shall cover his face, that he may not see the land with his eyes. 13 cg  And I will spread my net over him, and he shall be taken in my snare. And ch  I will bring him to Babylon, the land of the Chaldeans ci  yet he shall not see it, and he shall die there. 14 cj  And I will scatter toward every wind all who are around him, his helpers and all his troops ck  and I will unsheathe the sword after them. 15 cl  And they shall know that I am the  Lord, when I disperse them among the nations and scatter them among the countries. 16 cm  But I will let a few of them escape from the sword, from famine and pestilence, that they may declare all their abominations among the nations where they go cn  and may know that I am the  Lord.”

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