Ezekiel 22:2-12 NIV

2 “Son of man, will you judge her? Will you judge this city of bloodshed? Then confront her with all her detestable practices

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3 and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: You city that brings on herself doom by shedding blood in her midst and defiles herself by making idols,

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      4 you have become guilty because of the blood you have shed and have become defiled by the idols you have made. You have brought your days to a close, and the end of your years has come. Therefore I will make you an object of scorn to the nations and a laughingstock to all the countries.

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      5 Those who are near and those who are far away will mock you, you infamous city, full of turmoil.

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      6 “ ‘See how each of the princes of Israel who are in you uses his power to shed blood.

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      7 In you they have treated father and mother with contempt; in you they have oppressed the foreigner and mistreated the fatherless and the widow.

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      8 You have despised my holy things and desecrated my Sabbaths.

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      9 In you are slanderers who are bent on shedding blood; in you are those who eat at the mountain shrines and commit lewd acts.

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      10 In you are those who dishonor their father’s bed; in you are those who violate women during their period, when they are ceremonially unclean.

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      11 In you one man commits a detestable offense with his neighbor’s wife, another shamefully defiles his daughter-in-law, and another violates his sister, his own father’s daughter.

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      12 In you are people who accept bribes to shed blood; you take interest and make a profit from the poor. You extort unjust gain from your neighbors. And you have forgotten me, declares the Sovereign LORD.

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