Ezekiel 22:13-23 NIV

13 " 'I will surely strike my hands1 together at the unjust gain2 you have made and at the blood3 you have shed in your midst.4

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      14 Will your courage endure5 or your hands6 be strong in the day I deal with you? I the LORD have spoken,7 and I will do it.8

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      15 I will disperse you among the nations and scatter9 you through the countries; and I will put an end to10 your uncleanness.11

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      16 When you have been defileda in the eyes of the nations, you will know that I am the LORD.' "

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        • b 22:16 - Or "When I have allotted you your inheritance"
          17 Then the word of the LORD came to me:
          18 "Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross12 to me; all of them are the copper, tin, iron and lead left inside a furnace.13 They are but the dross of silver.14

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          19 Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: 'Because you have all become dross,15 I will gather you into Jerusalem.

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          20 As men gather silver, copper, iron, lead and tin into a furnace to melt it with a fiery blast, so will I gather you in my anger and my wrath and put you inside the city and melt you.16

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          21 I will gather you and I will blow17 on you with my fiery wrath, and you will be melted inside her.18

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          22 As silver is melted19 in a furnace, so you will be melted inside her, and you will know that I the LORD have poured out my wrath20 upon you.' "21

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          23 Again the word of the LORD came to me: