Moreover, the 1Spiritlifted me up and brought me to the eastgate of the LORD'Shouse which facedeastward. And behold, there were twenty-fivemen at the entrance of the gate, and among them I sawJaazaniahson of Azzur and 2Pelatiahson of Benaiah, leaders of the people.
He said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who deviseiniquity and 3giveeviladvice in thiscity,
who say, 'The time is not near to buildhouses. aThis4city is the pot and we are the flesh.'
4"Therefore, 5prophesyagainst them, son of man, prophesy !"
Then the Spirit of the LORDfell upon me, and He said to me, "Say, 'Thussays the LORD, "So you think, house of Israel, for 6I knowbyour 7thoughts .
"You have 8multiplied your slain in thiscity, filling its streets with cthem."