Ezekiel 22:20-30 NIV

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.1

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21 I will gather you and I will blow2 on you with my fiery wrath, and you will be melted inside her.3

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22 As silver is melted4 in a furnace, so you will be melted inside her, and you will know that I the LORD have poured out my wrath5 upon you.' "6

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23 Again the word of the LORD came to me:
24 "Son of man, say to the land, 'You are a land that has had no rain or showersa in the day of wrath.'7

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    • c 22:24 - Septuagint; Hebrew "has not been cleansed or rained on"
      25 There is a conspiracy8 of her princesb within her like a roaring lion9 tearing its prey; they devour people,10 take treasures and precious things and make many widows11 within her.

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        • d 22:25 - Septuagint; Hebrew "prophets"
          26 Her priests do violence to my law12 and profane my holy things; they do not distinguish between the holy and the common;13 they teach that there is no difference between the unclean and the clean;14 and they shut their eyes to the keeping of my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned15 among them.16

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          27 Her officials17 within her are like wolves18 tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people19 to make unjust gain.20

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          28 Her prophets whitewash21 these deeds for them by false visions and lying divinations.22 They say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says'--when the LORD has not spoken.23

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          29 The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery;24 they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the alien,25 denying them justice.26

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          30 "I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall27 and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.28

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