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Ezekiel 11:1-15 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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. 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 The LORD said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who are plotting evil and giving 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 say, 'Will it not soon be time to build houses? This city is a 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; prophesy, son of man." 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: That is what you are saying, O house of Israel, but I know what is going through your mind. 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 killed many people in this city and filled its 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: The bodies you have thrown there are the meat and this city is the pot, but I will drive you 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, and the sword is what I will bring against you, declares 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 the city and hand you over to foreigners and inflict punishment on 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, and I will execute judgment on you at the borders of Israel. 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 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. 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 not followed my decrees or kept my laws but have conformed to the standards 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 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?" 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 word of the LORD came to me: 14 The word of the LORD came to me:
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.' 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.'