He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man ? Is it too light a thing for the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they have committed here, that they have filled the land with violence and provoked Me repeatedly ? For behold, they are putting the twig to their nose.
Then He said to me, "The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is very, very great, and the land is filled with blood and the city is full of perversion ; for they say, 'The LORD has forsaken the land, and the LORD does not see !'
and say to the sons of Ammon, 'Hear the word of the Lord GOD ! Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because you said, 'Aha !' against My sanctuary when it was profaned, and against the land of Israel when it was made desolate, and against the house of Judah when they went into exile,
"And you, son of man, take for yourself one stick and write on it, 'For Judah and for the sons of Israel, his companions '; then take another stick and write on it, 'For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions.'
say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions ; and I will put them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand."'
"Beside the border of Reuben, from the east side to the west side, Judah, one portion.
"And beside the border of Judah, from the east side to the west side, shall be the allotment which you shall set apart, 25,000 cubits in width, and in length like one of the portions, from the east side to the west side ; and the sanctuary shall be in the middle of it.
"Exclusive of the property of the Levites and the property of the city, which are in the middle of that which belongs to the prince, everything between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin shall be for the prince.