And behold, six men came from the direction of 2the upper gate, which faces north, each with his weapon for slaughter in his hand, and with them was 3a man clothed in linen, with a writing case at his waist. And they went in and stood beside 4the bronze altar.
612Kill old men outright, young men and maidens, little children and women, but 13touch no one on whom is the mark. And 14begin at my sanctuary." So they began with the elders who were before the house.
Then he said to me, 20"The guilt of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great. 21The land is full of blood, and the city full of injustice. For 22they say, 'The LORD has forsaken the land, and the LORD does not see.'