11The Spirit lifted me up and brought me to 2the east gate of the house of the LORD, which faces east. And behold, at the entrance of the gateway there were 3twenty-five men. And I saw among them Jaazaniah 4the son of Azzur, and 5Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.
And he said to me, 6"Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and who give wicked counsel in this city;
37who say, 8'The time is not neara to build houses. 9This city is the cauldron, and we are the meat.'
Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man."
And 10the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and he said to me, "Say, Thus says the LORD: So you think, O house of Israel. 11For I know the things that come into your mind.
612You have multiplied your slain in this city and have filled its streets with the slain.