Ezekiel 12:1-16 NAS

Ezekiel Prepares for Exile

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

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      2 "Son of man, you live in the 1midst of the 2rebellious house, who 3have eyes to see but do not see, ears to hear but do not hear; for they are a rebellious house.
      3 "Therefore, son of man, prepare for yourself baggage for exile and go into exile by day in their sight; even go into exile from your place to another place in their sight. 4Perhaps they will aunderstand though they are a rebellious house.

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        • Ý 12:3 - Or "see that they are"
          4 "Bring your baggage out by day in their sight, as baggage for exile. Then you will go out 5at evening in their sight, as those going into exile.

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          5 "Dig a hole through the wall in their sight and bgo out through it.

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            • Þ 12:5 - Lit "bring it out"
              6 "Load the baggage on your shoulder in their sight and carry it out in the dark. You shall 6cover your face so that you cannot see the land, for I have set you as a 7sign to the house of Israel."

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              7 I 8did so, as I had been commanded. By day I 9brought out my baggage like the baggage of an exile. Then in the evening I dug through the wall with my hands; I went out in the dark and carried the baggage on my shoulder in their sight.

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              8 In the morning the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
              9 "Son of man, has not the house of Israel, the 10rebellious house, said to you, '11What are you doing?'

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              10 "Say to them, 'Thus says the Lord cGOD, "This d12burden concerns the prince in Jerusalem as well as all the house of Israel who are ein it."'

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                • ß 12:10 - Heb "YHWH," usually rendered LORD, and so throughout the ch
                • à 12:10 - Or "oracle"
                • á 12:10 - Lit "in their midst"
                  11 "Say, 'I am fa 13sign to you. As I have done, so it will be done to them; they will 14go into exile, into captivity.'

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                  12 "The 15prince who is among them will load his baggage on his shoulder in the dark and go out. gThey will dig a hole through the wall to bring it out. He will cover his face so * that he can not see the land with his eyes.

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                    • ã 12:12 - I.e. the king's attendants
                      13 "I will also spread My 16net over him, and he will be caught in My snare. And I will bring him to Babylon in the land of the Chaldeans; yet he will 17not see it, though he will die there.

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                      14 "I will 18scatter to every wind all who are around him, his helpers and all his troops; and I will draw out a sword after them.

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                      15 "So they will 19know that I am the LORD when I scatter them among the nations and spread them among the countries.

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                      16 "But I will hspare a few of them from the 20sword, the famine and the pestilence that they may tell all their abominations among the nations where * they go, and imay 21know that I am the LORD."

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                        • ä 12:16 - Lit "leave over"
                        • å 12:16 - Or "they will know"