Ezekiel 11:1-6 NLT

1 Then the Spirit lifted me and brought me over to the east gateway of the LORD's Temple, where I saw twenty-five prominent men of the city. Among them were Jaazaniah son of Azzur and Pelatiah son of Benaiah, who were leaders among the people.
2 Then the Spirit said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who are responsible for the wicked counsel being given in this city.
3 They say to the people, 'Is it not a good time to build houses? Our city is like an iron pot. Inside it we will be like meat -- safe from all harm.a'

References for Ezekiel 11:3

    • k 11:3 - Hebrew <I>This city is the pot, and we are the meat.</I>
      4 Therefore, son of man, prophesy against them loudly and clearly."
      5 Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon me, and he told me to say, "This is what the LORD says to the people of Israel: Is that what you are saying? Yes, I know it is, for I know every thought that comes into your minds.
      6 You have murdered endlessly and filled your streets with the dead."