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Ezekiel 11 (Lexham English Bible)

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Judgment On Evil Rulers

1 And [the] Spirit lifted me up, and it brought me to the eastern gate, the one facing east, of the templea of Yahweh. And look, there were twenty-five men in the doorway of the gate, and I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azzur in the midst of them, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, the commanders of the people. 2 And he said to me, "Son of man,b these [are] the men {who devise mischief},c and [who are] offering bad counsel in this city, 3 who [are] saying, "The building of houses [is] not near; [the city] is the pot, and we [are] the flesh. 4 Therefore prophesy against them! Prophesy, son of man!"d 5 And the Spirit of Yahweh fell on me, and he said to me, "Say, 'thus says Yahweh: "This is what you think, house of Israel, and I myself know them,e the thoughts of your spirit. 6 You made your slain ones numerous in this city, and you have filled its streets [with] slain ones." 'f 7 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Your slain ones whom you put in its midst, they [are] the flesh, and it is [the] pot, and Ig will bring you out from its midst. 8 [The] sword you have feared, and [the] sword I will bring against you!" {declares}h the Lord Yahweh. 9 "And I will bring you out from its midst, and I will give you into [the] hand of strangers, and I will execute judgments against you. 10 By the sword you will fall at the border of Israel; I will judge you, and you will know that I [am] Yahweh. 11 It will not be as a pot to you, and [so] you would bei in the midst of it as flesh, [for] at the border of Israel I will judge you. 12 And you will know that I [am] Yahweh, whosej rules you did not follow, and whosek regulations you did not do, but according to the regulations of the nations that [are] around you, you acted." 'l 13 And it happened [that] {as I was prophesying},m Pelatiahu the son of Benaiahu died! And I fell on my face, and I cried [with] a loud voice, and I said, "Ah, Lord Yahweh, you [are] making [a] complete destruction [of] the remnant of Israel!" 14 And the word of Yahweh {came}n to me, {saying},o 15 "Son of man,p your brothers, your brothers, the men of your redemption, and all of the house of Israel, all of it, {who said concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem},q 'They are far from Yahweh, [therefore] to us this land was given as a possession.' 16 Therefore say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Though I have removed them [far away] among the nations and though I have scattered them among the countries, yet I was a sanctuary to them [for a] little while in the countries {to which they have gone}.'"r 17 Therefore say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "And I will assemble you from the peoples, and I will gather you from the countries [to] which you were scattered among them, and I will give the land of Israel to you. 18 And [when] they come there, then they will remove all of its vile idols and all of its detestable things from it. 19 And I will give to them one heart, and a new spirit I will gives in their inner parts. And I will remove theirt heart of stone from their body, and I will give to them a heart of flesh, 20 so that they may walk in my statutes, and they will keep my regulations, and they will do them, and they will be to me a people, and I myself will be to them as God. 21 But tou the heart of their abominations and the detestable things their heart is going. I will bring their way on their head," {declares}v the Lord Yahweh.'" 22 Thenw the cherubim lifted up their wings, and theirx wheels [were] beside them, and the glory of the God of Israel {was over them}.y 23 And the glory of Yahweh went up from the midst of the city, and it stood [still] on the mountain that [is] to the east of the city. 24 And [the] Spirit lifted me up, and it brought me to Chaldea, to the exiles,z in the vision by the spirit of God; and the vision that I had seen {left me}.aa 25 And I spoke to the exilesbb all of the words of Yahweh that he had shown me.
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