Ezekiel 20:9-19 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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9 But for the sake of my name I did what would keep it from being profaned in the eyes of the nations they lived among and in whose sight I had revealed myself to the Israelites by bringing them out of Egypt. 9 But for the sake of my name I did what would keep it from being profaned in the eyes of the nations they lived among and in whose sight I had revealed myself to the Israelites by bringing them out of Egypt.
10 Therefore I led them out of Egypt and brought them into the desert. 10 Therefore I led them out of Egypt and brought them into the desert.
11 I gave them my decrees and made known to them my laws, for the man who obeys them will live by them. 11 I gave them my decrees and made known to them my laws, for the man who obeys them will live by them.
12 Also I gave them my Sabbaths as a sign between us, so they would know that I the LORD made them holy. 12 Also I gave them my Sabbaths as a sign between us, so they would know that I the LORD made them holy.
13 " 'Yet the people of Israel rebelled against me in the desert. They did not follow my decrees but rejected my laws--although the man who obeys them will live by them--and they utterly desecrated my Sabbaths. So I said I would pour out my wrath on them and destroy them in the desert. 13 " 'Yet the people of Israel rebelled against me in the desert. They did not follow my decrees but rejected my laws--although the man who obeys them will live by them--and they utterly desecrated my Sabbaths. So I said I would pour out my wrath on them and destroy them in the desert.
14 But for the sake of my name I did what would keep it from being profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out. 14 But for the sake of my name I did what would keep it from being profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.
15 Also with uplifted hand I swore to them in the desert that I would not bring them into the land I had given them--a land flowing with milk and honey, most beautiful of all lands-- 15 Also with uplifted hand I swore to them in the desert that I would not bring them into the land I had given them--a land flowing with milk and honey, most beautiful of all lands--
16 because they rejected my laws and did not follow my decrees and desecrated my Sabbaths. For their hearts were devoted to their idols. 16 because they rejected my laws and did not follow my decrees and desecrated my Sabbaths. For their hearts were devoted to their idols.
17 Yet I looked on them with pity and did not destroy them or put an end to them in the desert. 17 Yet I looked on them with pity and did not destroy them or put an end to them in the desert.
18 I said to their children in the desert, "Do not follow the statutes of your fathers or keep their laws or defile yourselves with their idols. 18 I said to their children in the desert, "Do not follow the statutes of your fathers or keep their laws or defile yourselves with their idols.
19 I am the LORD your God; follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 19 I am the LORD your God; follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.