Ezekiel 22:25-31 (New International Version)

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25 There is a conspiracy1 of her princesa within her like a roaring lion2 tearing its prey; they devour people,3 take treasures and precious things and make many widows4 within her. 26 Her priests do violence to my law5 and profane my holy things; they do not distinguish between the holy and the common;6 they teach that there is no difference between the unclean and the clean;7 and they shut their eyes to the keeping of my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned8 among them.9 27 Her officials10 within her are like wolves11 tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people12 to make unjust gain.13 28 Her prophets whitewash14 these deeds for them by false visions and lying divinations.15 They say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says'--when the LORD has not spoken.16 29 The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery;17 they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the alien,18 denying them justice.19 30 "I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall20 and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.21 31 So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger,22 bringing down23 on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign LORD.24"
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