A wind lifted me up and brought me to the East Gate of the LORD's temple. There at the entrance to the gate were twenty-five men, and I saw that two officials of the people, Jaazaniah, Azzur's son, and Pelatiah, Benaiah's son, were with them.
He said to me: Human one, these men devise evil plans and give wicked advice in this city.
They are the ones who say, "The nearest relatives aren't building houses.a The city is the cooking pot, and we are the meat."
Therefore, prophesy against them, human one, prophesy!
The LORD's spirit took hold of me, and he said to me: Say, This is what the LORD God proclaims: So you have said, house of Israel! But I know what you really mean.
You continue to commit murder in this city, and you fill its streets with the slain.