And it came to pass in the seventhyear, in the fifth month, the tenth day of the month, that certain of the elders of Israelcame to enquire of the LORD, and satbefore me.
Then came the word of the LORD unto me, saying ,
3Son of man,speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the LordGOD; Are ye come to enquire of me? As I live,saith the LordGOD, I will not be enquired of by you.
Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them? cause them to know the abominations of their fathers:5
And say unto them, Thus saith the LordGOD; In the day when I choseIsrael, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifteda up mine hand unto them, saying , I am the LORD your God;6
In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands: