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Ezekiel 14:12-23 (New American Standard)

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The City Will Not Be Spared

12 Then the word of the LORD came to me saying, 13 "Son of man, if a country sins against Me by 1committing unfaithfulness, and I stretch out My hand against it, adestroy its 2supply of bread, send famine against it and cut off from it both man and beast, 14 even 3though these three men, 4Noah, 5Daniel and 6Job were in its midst, by their own righteousness they could only deliver 7themselves," declares the Lord GOD. 15 "If I were to cause 8wild beasts to pass through the land and they bdepopulated it, and it became desolate so that no one would pass through it because of the beasts, 16 though these three men were in its midst, as I live," declares the Lord GOD, "they could not deliver either their sons or their daughters. 9They alone would be delivered, but the country would be desolate. 17 "Or if I should 10bring a sword on that country and say, 'Let the sword pass through the country and 11cut off man and beast from it,' 18 even though these three men were in its midst, as I live," declares the Lord GOD, "they could not deliver either their sons or their daughters, but they alone would be delivered. 19 "Or if I should send a 12plague against that country and pour out My wrath in blood on it to cut off man and beast from it, 20 even though Noah, Daniel and Job were in its midst, as I live," declares the Lord GOD, "they could not deliver either their son or their daughter. They would deliver only themselves by their righteousness." 21 For thus says the Lord GOD, "How much more when 13I send My four csevere judgments against Jerusalem: sword, famine, wild beasts and plague to cut off man and beast from it! 22 "Yet, behold, dsurvivors will be left in it who will be brought out, both sons and daughters. Behold, they are going to come forth to you and you will 14see their conduct and actions; then you will be 15comforted for the calamity which I have brought against Jerusalem for everything which I have brought upon it. 23 "Then they will comfort you when you see their conduct and actions, for you will know that I have not done 16in vain whatever I did eto it," declares the Lord GOD.
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