Ezekiel 11

Judgment on Wicked Counselors

1 a  The Spirit lifted me up and brought me to b  the east gate of the house of the  Lord, which faces east. And behold, at the entrance of the gateway there were c  twenty-five men. And I saw among them Jaazaniah d  the son of Azzur, and e  Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people. 2And he said to me, f  Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and who give wicked counsel in this city; 3 g  who say h  ‘The time is not near
Or Is not the time near . . . ?
to build houses. j  This city is the cauldron, and we are the meat.’
4Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man.”

5And k  the Spirit of the  Lord fell upon me, and he said to me, “Say, Thus says the  Lord: So you think, O house of Israel. l  For I know the things that come into your mind. 6 m  You have multiplied your slain in this city and have filled its streets with the slain. 7Therefore thus says the Lord  God: n  Your slain whom you have laid in the midst of it, o  they are the meat, and p  this city is the cauldron, but you shall be brought out of the midst of it. 8 q  You have feared the sword, and I will bring the sword upon you, declares the Lord  God. 9And I will bring you out of the midst of it, and r  give you into the hands of foreigners, and s  execute judgments upon you. 10 t  You shall fall by the sword. I will judge you at the border of Israel u  and you shall know that I am the  Lord. 11 v  This city shall not be your cauldron, nor shall you be the meat in the midst of it. I will judge you at the border of Israel, 12and you shall know that I am the  Lord. For you have not walked in my statutes, nor obeyed my rules, w  but have acted according to the rules of the nations that are around you.”

13And it came to pass, while I was prophesying, x  that y  Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. z  Then I fell down on my face and cried out with a loud voice and said, aa  Ah, Lord  God! ab  Will you make a full end of the remnant of Israel?”

Israel’s New Heart and Spirit

14And the word of the  Lord came to me: 15 ac  Son of man, your brothers, even your brothers, your kinsmen
Hebrew the men of your redemption
the whole house of Israel, all of them, are those of whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said ae  ‘Go far from the  Lord; to us this land is given for a possession.’
16Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord  God: Though I removed them far off among the nations, and though I scattered them among the countries, yet af  I have been a sanctuary to them for a while
Or in small measure
in the countries where they have gone.’
17Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord  God: ah  I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered ai  and I will give you the land of Israel.’ 18And when they come there, aj  they will remove from it all its ak  detestable things and all its abominations. 19 al  And I will give them one heart, and am  a new spirit I will put within them. an  I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh ao  and give them a heart of flesh, 20 ap  that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. aq  And they shall be my people, and I will be their God. 21 ar  But as for those whose heart goes after their detestable things and their abominations as  I will
Hebrew To the heart of their detestable things and their abominations their heart goes; I will
bring their deeds upon their own heads, declares the Lord  God.”

22 au  Then the cherubim lifted up their wings, with the wheels beside them, av  and the glory of the God of Israel was over them. 23And the glory of the  Lord went up from the midst of the city and aw  stood on the mountain that is on the east side of the city. 24 ax  And the Spirit lifted me up and brought me ay  in the vision by the Spirit of God az  into Chaldea, to the exiles. Then the vision that I had seen went up from me. 25And I told the exiles all the things that the  Lord had shown me.

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