Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the East Gate of the Lord's house, which faces eastward; and there at the door of the gate were twenty-five men, among whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azzur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.
And He said to me: "Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and give wicked counsel in this city,
who say, 'The time is not near to build houses; this city is the caldron, and we are the meat.'
Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man!"
Then the Spirit of the Lord fell upon me, and said to me, "Speak! 'Thus says the Lord: "Thus you have said, O house of Israel; for I know the things that come into your mind.
You have multiplied your slain in this city, and you have filled its streets with the slain."