Ezekiel 20:17-27 NIV

17 Yet I looked on them with pity and did not destroy them or put an end to them in the wilderness.

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18 I said to their children in the wilderness, “Do not follow the statutes of your parents or keep their laws or defile yourselves with their idols.

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19 I am the LORD your God; follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

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20 Keep my Sabbaths holy, that they may be a sign between us. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God.”

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21 “ ‘But the children rebelled against me: They did not follow my decrees, they were not careful to keep my laws, of which I said, “The person who obeys them will live by them,” and they desecrated my Sabbaths. So I said I would pour out my wrath on them and spend my anger against them in the wilderness.

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22 But I withheld my hand, and for the sake of my name I did what would keep it from being profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.

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23 Also with uplifted hand I swore to them in the wilderness that I would disperse them among the nations and scatter them through the countries,

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24 because they had not obeyed my laws but had rejected my decrees and desecrated my Sabbaths, and their eyes lusted after their parents’ idols.

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      25 So I gave them other statutes that were not good and laws through which they could not live;

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      26 I defiled them through their gifts—the sacrifice of every firstborn—that I might fill them with horror so they would know that I am the LORD.’

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      27 “Therefore, son of man, speak to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: In this also your ancestors blasphemed me by being unfaithful to me:

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