Ezekiel 11:2-12 NIV

2 The LORD said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who are plotting evil1 and giving wicked advice in this city.2

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3 They say, 'Will it not soon be time to build houses?a This city is a cooking pot,3 and we are the meat.'4

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    • a 11:3 - Or "This is not the time to build houses."
      4 Therefore prophesy5 against them; prophesy, son of man."

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      5 Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon me, and he told me to say: "This is what the LORD says: That is what you are saying, O house of Israel, but I know what is going through your mind.6

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      6 You have killed many people in this city and filled its streets with the dead.7

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      7 "Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: The bodies you have thrown there are the meat and this city is the pot,8 but I will drive you out of it.9

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      8 You fear the sword,10 and the sword is what I will bring against you, declares the Sovereign LORD.11

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      9 I will drive you out of the city and hand you over12 to foreigners and inflict punishment on you.13

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      10 You will fall by the sword, and I will execute judgment on you at the borders of Israel.14 Then you will know that I am the LORD.

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      11 This city will not be a pot15 for you, nor will you be the meat in it; I will execute judgment on you at the borders of Israel.

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      12 And you will know that I am the LORD,16 for you have not followed my decrees17 or kept my laws but have conformed to the standards of the nations around you.18"

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