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Ezekiel 11 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A wind lifted me up and brought me to the East Gate of the LORD's temple. There at the entrance to the gate were twenty-five men, and I saw that two officials of the people, Jaazaniah, Azzur's son, and Pelatiah, Benaiah's son, were with them. 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 He said to me: Human one, these men devise evil plans and give wicked advice 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 are the ones who say, "The nearest relatives aren't building houses. The city is the cooking pot, and we are the meat." 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, prophesy against them, human one, prophesy! 4 Therefore prophesy against them; prophesy, son of man."
5 The LORD's spirit took hold of me, and he said to me: Say, This is what the LORD God proclaims: So you have said, house of Israel! But I know what you really mean. 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 continue to commit murder in this city, and you fill its streets with the slain. 6 You have killed many people in this city and filled its streets with the dead.
7 Therefore, the LORD God proclaims: The city is the cooking pot, and the ones you have slain in it are the meat. But you will be taken out of it. 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 You fear the sword, so I will bring the sword against you. This is what the LORD God says! 8 You fear the sword, and the sword is what I will bring against you, declares the Sovereign LORD.
9 I will lead you out of the city, hand you over to foreigners, and execute 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 fall by the sword! At Israel's borders I will judge you, and 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 The city won't be your cooking pot, and you won't be the meat in it. At Israel's borders, I will judge you. 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 You will know that I am the LORD, whose regulations you didn't observe and whose case laws you didn't follow. Instead, you followed the case laws 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 prophesying, Benaiah's son Pelatiah dropped dead. I fell on my face, and I wailed and said, "Oh, LORD God! Are you finishing off even the Israelites who are left?" 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 The LORD's word came to me: 14 The word of the LORD came to me:
15 Human one, when the people living in Jerusalem said, "They've gone far from the LORD, and we've been given the land as an inheritance," they were talking about your family, your nearest relatives, the whole house of Israel, all of it. 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, say, The LORD God proclaims: Even though I made them go far away among the nations and caused them to scatter throughout the earth, I've provided some sanctuary for them in the countries to which they've gone. 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 Therefore, say, The LORD God proclaims: I will gather you from the nations, assemble you from the countries where you were scattered, and I will give you Israel's fertile land. 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 They will enter the land, and they will remove from it all its disgusting and detestable things. 18 "They will return to it and remove all its vile images and detestable idols.
19 I will give them a single heart, and I will put a new spirit in them. I will remove the stony hearts from their bodies and give them hearts of flesh 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 that they may follow my regulations and carefully observe my case laws. They will 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 As for those whose hearts continue to go after their disgusting and detestable things, I will hold them accountable for their ways. This is what the LORD God says! 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 winged creatures raised their wings. The wheels were next to them, and the glory of Israel's God was 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 The LORD's glory ascended from the middle of the city, and it stopped at the mountain east of the city. 23 The glory of the LORD went up from within the city and stopped above the mountain east of it.
24 And a wind lifted me up and brought me to the exiles in Chaldea, through a vision with a divine wind. When the vision I had seen left me, 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 I spoke to the exiles about everything the LORD had shown to me. 25 and I told the exiles everything the LORD had shown me.