And the wind, lifting me up, took me to the east doorway of the Lord's house, looking to the east: and at the door I saw twenty-five men; and among them I saw Jaazaniah, the son of Azzur, and Pelatiah, the son of Benaiah, rulers of the people.
Then he said to me, Son of man, these are the men who are designing evil, who are teaching evil ways in this town:
Who say, This is not the time for building houses: this town is the cooking-pot and we are the flesh.
For this cause be a prophet against them, be a prophet, O son of man.
And the spirit of the Lord came on me, and he said to me, Say, These are the words of the Lord: This is what you have said, O children of Israel; what comes into your mind is clear to me.
You have made great the number of your dead in this town, you have made its streets full of dead men.