Ezekiel 11 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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. 1 Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the gate of the house of the LORD that faces east. There at the entrance to the gate were twenty-five men, and I saw among them Jaazaniah son of Azzur and Pelatiah son of Benaiah, leaders of 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. 2 The LORD said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who are plotting evil and giving wicked advice 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.' 3 They say, 'Will it not soon be time to build houses? This city is a cooking pot, and we are the meat.'
4 Therefore, son of man, prophesy against them loudly and clearly." 4 Therefore prophesy against them; prophesy, son of man."
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. 5 Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon me, and he told me to say: "This is what the LORD says: That is what you are saying, O house of Israel, but I know what is going through your mind.
6 You have murdered endlessly and filled your streets with the dead." 6 You have killed many people in this city and filled its streets with the dead.
7 "Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: This city is an iron pot, but the victims of your injustice are the pieces of meat. And you are not safe, for I will soon drag you from the city. 7 "Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: The bodies you have thrown there are the meat and this city is the pot, but I will drive you out of it.
8 I will expose you to the war you so greatly fear, says the Sovereign LORD. 8 You fear the sword, and the sword is what I will bring against you, declares the Sovereign LORD.
9 I will drive you out of Jerusalem and hand you over to foreigners who will carry out my judgments against you. 9 I will drive you out of the city and hand you over to foreigners and inflict punishment on you.
10 You will be slaughtered all the way to the borders of Israel, and then you will know that I am the LORD. 10 You will fall by the sword, and I will execute judgment on you at the borders of Israel. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
11 No, this city will not be an iron pot for you, and you will not be the meat, safe inside. I will judge you even to the borders of Israel, 11 This city will not be a pot for you, nor will you be the meat in it; I will execute judgment on you at the borders of Israel.
12 and you will know that I am the LORD. For you have refused to obey me; instead, you have copied the sins of the nations around you." 12 And you will know that I am the LORD, for you have not followed my decrees or kept my laws but have conformed to the standards of the nations around you."
13 While I was still speaking, Pelatiah son of Benaiah suddenly died. Then I fell face down in the dust and cried out, "O Sovereign LORD, are you going to kill everyone in Israel?" 13 Now as I was prophesying, Pelatiah son of Benaiah died. Then I fell facedown and cried out in a loud voice, "Ah, Sovereign LORD! Will you completely destroy the remnant of Israel?"
14 Then this message came to me from the LORD: 14 The word of the LORD came to me:
15 "Son of man, the people still left in Jerusalem are talking about their relatives in exile, saying, 'They are far away from the LORD, so now he has given their land to us!' 15 "Son of man, your brothers--your brothers who are your blood relatives and the whole house of Israel--are those of whom the people of Jerusalem have said, 'They are far away from the LORD; this land was given to us as our possession.'
16 Therefore, give the exiles this message from the Sovereign LORD: Although I have scattered you in the countries of the world, I will be a sanctuary to you during your time in exile. 16 "Therefore say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Although I sent them far away among the nations and scattered them among the countries, yet for a little while I have been a sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone.'
17 I, the Sovereign LORD, will gather you back from the nations where you are scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel once again." 17 "Therefore say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will gather you from the nations and bring you back from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you back the land of Israel again.'
18 "When the people return to their homeland, they will remove every trace of their detestable idol worship. 18 "They will return to it and remove all its vile images and detestable idols.
19 And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their hearts of stone and give them tender hearts instead, 19 I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.
20 so they will obey my laws and regulations. Then they will truly be my people, and I will be their God. 20 Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God.
21 But as for those who long for idols, I will repay them fully for their sins, says the Sovereign LORD." 21 But as for those whose hearts are devoted to their vile images and detestable idols, I will bring down on their own heads what they have done, declares the Sovereign LORD."
22 Then the cherubim lifted their wings and rose into the air with their wheels beside them, and the glory of the God of Israel hovered above them. 22 Then the cherubim, with the wheels beside them, spread their wings, and the glory of the God of Israel was above them.
23 Then the glory of the LORD went up from the city and stopped above the mountain to the east. 23 The glory of the LORD went up from within the city and stopped above the mountain east of it.
24 Afterward the Spirit of God carried me back again to Babylonia, to the Judeans in exile there. And so ended the vision of my visit to Jerusalem. 24 The Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the exiles in Babylonia in the vision given by the Spirit of God. Then the vision I had seen went up from me,
25 And I told the exiles everything the LORD had shown me. 25 and I told the exiles everything the LORD had shown me.