Ezekiel 20:21-24 NIV

21 " 'But the children rebelled against me: They did not follow my decrees, they were not careful to keep my laws1--although the man 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 anger2 against them in the desert.3

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22 But I withheld4 my hand, and for the sake of my name5 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 desert that I would disperse them among the nations and scatter6 them through the countries,

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24 because they had not obeyed my laws but had rejected my decrees7 and desecrated my Sabbaths,8 and their eyes [lusted] after9 their fathers' idols.10

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