Ezekiel 11:1-14 NAS

Evil Rulers to Be Judged

1 Moreover, the 1Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the east gate of the LORD'S house which faced eastward. And behold, there were twenty-five * men at the entrance of the gate, and among them I saw Jaazaniah son of Azzur and 2Pelatiah son of Benaiah, leaders of the people.

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2 He said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and 3give evil advice in this city,

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3 who say, 'The time is not near to build houses. This 4city is the pot and we are the flesh.'

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4 "Therefore, 5prophesy against them, son of man, prophesy!"

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5 Then the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and He said to me, "Say, 'Thus says the LORD, "So you think, house of Israel, for 6I know your 7thoughts *.

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    • b 11:5 - Lit "what comes up in your spirit"
      6 "You have 8multiplied your slain in this city, filling its streets with them."

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      7 'Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Your 9slain whom you have laid in the midst of the city are the flesh and this city is the pot; but I will 10bring you out of it.

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        • d 11:7 - Heb "YHWH," usually rendered LORD, and so throughout the ch
        • e 11:7 - Lit "it"
        • f 11:7 - So with Gr; Heb "he will bring you out"
          8 "You have 11feared a sword; so I will 12bring a sword upon you," the Lord GOD declares.

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          9 "And I will bring you out of the midst of the city and deliver you into the hands of 13strangers and 14execute judgments against you.

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          10 "You will 15fall by the sword. I will judge you to the 16border of Israel; so you shall know that I am the LORD.

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          11 "This city will 17not be a pot for you, nor will you be flesh in the midst of it, but I will judge you to the border of Israel.

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          12 "Thus you will know that I am the LORD; for you have not walked in My statutes nor have you 18executed My ordinances, but have acted according to the ordinances of the 19nations around you.""'

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          13 Now it came about as I prophesied, that 20Pelatiah son of Benaiah died. Then I fell on my face and cried out with a loud voice and said, "21Alas, Lord GOD! Will You bring the remnant of Israel to a complete end?"

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          Promise of Restoration

          14 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

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