The Spirit then lifted me up and brought me to the eastern gate of the Lord's house, which faces east, and at the gate's entrance were 25 men. Among them I saw Jaazaniah son of Azzur, and Pelatiah son of Benaiah, leaders of the people.
References for Ezekiel 11:1
The Lord said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who plan evil and give wicked advice in this city.
They are saying: Isn't the time near to build houses? The city is the pot, and we are the meat.
References for Ezekiel 11:3
Therefore, prophesy against them. Prophesy, son of man!"
Then the Spirit of the Lord came on me, and He told me, "You are to say: This is what the Lord says: That is what you are thinking, house of Israel; and I know the thoughts that arise in your mind.
You have multiplied your slain in this city, filling its streets with the dead.
"Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: The slain you have put within it are the meat, and the city is the pot, but I will remove you from it.
References for Ezekiel 11:7
You fear the sword, so I will bring the sword against you." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God .
"I will bring you out of the city and hand you over to foreigners; I will execute judgments against you.
You will fall by the sword, and I will judge you at the border of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord.
The city will not be a pot for you, and you will not be the meat within it. I will judge you at the border of Israel,
so you will know that I am the Lord, whose statutes you have not followed and whose ordinances you have not practiced. Instead, you have acted according to the ordinances of the nations around you."
Now while I was prophesying, Pelatiah son of Benaiah died. Then I fell facedown and cried out with a loud voice: "Ah, Lord God ! Will You bring to an end the remnant of Israel?"