Moreover the spirit lifted me up , and brought me unto the eastgate of the LORD'Shouse, which looketheastward: and behold at the door of the gatefive and twentymen;among whom I sawJaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah,princes of the people.2
Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devisemischief, and givewickedcounsel in this city:3
Which say , It is not near; let us buildhouses: this city is the caldron, and we be the flesh.4
Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy , O son of man.5
And the Spirit of the LORDfell upon me, and said unto me, Speak ; Thus saith the LORD; Thus have ye said , O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.
Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye have filled the streets thereof with the slain.7
Therefore thus saith the LordGOD; Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the midst of it.
Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you, saith the LordGOD.9
And I will bring you out of the midst thereof, and deliver you into the hands of strangers , and will executejudgments among you.
Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.11
This city shall not be your caldron, neither shall ye be the flesh in the midst thereof; but I will judge you in the border of Israel:12
And ye shall know that I am the LORD: for ye have not walked in my statutes, neither executed my judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are round about you.
And it came to pass, when I prophesied , that Pelatiah the son of Benaiahdied . Then fell I down upon my face, and cried with a loudvoice, and said , AhLordGOD! wilt thou make a full end of the remnant of Israel?14
Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying ,