Ezekiel 11:1-14 CEB

1 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.
2 He said to me: Human one, these men devise evil plans and give wicked advice in this city.
3 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."

References for Ezekiel 11:3

    • t 11:3 - Or <i>it is not time to build houses</i>
      4 Therefore, prophesy against them, human one, prophesy!
      5 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.
      6 You continue to commit murder in this city, and you fill its streets with the slain.
      7 Therefore, the LORD God proclaims: The city is the cooking pot, and the ones you have slain in it are the meat. But you will be taken out of it.
      8 You fear the sword, so I will bring the sword against you. This is what the LORD God says!
      9 I will lead you out of the city, hand you over to foreigners, and execute judgments against you.
      10 You will fall by the sword! At Israel's borders I will judge you, and you will know that I am the LORD.
      11 The city won't be your cooking pot, and you won't be the meat in it. At Israel's borders, I will judge you.
      12 You will know that I am the LORD, whose regulations you didn't observe and whose case laws you didn't follow. Instead, you followed the case laws of the nations around you.
      13 While I was prophesying, Benaiah's son Pelatiah dropped dead. I fell on my face, and I wailed and said, "Oh, LORD God! Are you finishing off even the Israelites who are left?"
      14 The LORD's word came to me: