“ ‘I will surely strike my hands together at the unjust gain you have made and at the blood you have shed in your midst.
References for Ezekiel 22:13
Will your courage endure or your hands be strong in the day I deal with you? I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.
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I will disperse you among the nations and scatter you through the countries; and I will put an end to your uncleanness.
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When you have been defiled in the eyes of the nations, you will know that I am the LORD.’ ”
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Then the word of the LORD came to me:
“Son of man, the people of Israel have become dross to me; all of them are the copper, tin, iron and lead left inside a furnace. They are but the dross of silver.
References for Ezekiel 22:18
Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: ‘Because you have all become dross, I will gather you into Jerusalem.
References for Ezekiel 22:19
As silver, copper, iron, lead and tin are gathered into a furnace to be melted with a fiery blast, so will I gather you in my anger and my wrath and put you inside the city and melt you.
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I will gather you and I will blow on you with my fiery wrath, and you will be melted inside her.
References for Ezekiel 22:21
As silver is melted in a furnace, so you will be melted inside her, and you will know that I the LORD have poured out my wrath on you.’ ”
References for Ezekiel 22:22
Again the word of the LORD came to me: