The Instrument of God's Judgment

18 The word of the LORD came to me saying,
References for Ezekiel 21:18
      19 "As for you, son of man, 1make two ways for the sword of the king of Babylon to come; both of them will go out of one land. And make a signpost; make it at the head of the way to the city.
      References for Ezekiel 21:19
        • m 21:19 - Or "set for yourself"
        • n 21:19 - Lit "cut out a hand"
        • o 21:19 - Lit "cut it"
          20 "You shall mark a way for the sword to come to 2Rabbah of the sons of Ammon, and to Judah into 3fortified Jerusalem.
          21 "For the king of Babylon stands at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use 4divination; he 5shakes the arrows, he consults the 6household idols, he looks at the liver.
          References for Ezekiel 21:21
          22 "Into his right hand came the divination, 'Jerusalem,' to 7set battering rams, to open the mouth for slaughter, to lift up the voice with a battle cry, to set battering rams against the gates, to cast up ramps, to build a siege wall.
          References for Ezekiel 21:22
          23 "And it will be to them like a false divination in their eyes; 8they have sworn solemn oaths. But he 9brings iniquity to remembrance, that they may be seized.
          References for Ezekiel 21:23
          24 "Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because you have made your iniquity to be remembered, in that your transgressions are uncovered, so that in all your deeds your sins appear -because you have come to remembrance, you will be seized with the hand.