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Ezekiel 22:1-6 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 And you, son of man, will you be a judge, will you be a judge of the town of blood? then make clear to her all her disgusting ways. 2 "Son of man, will you judge her? Will you judge this city of bloodshed? Then confront her with all her detestable practices
3 And you are to say, This is what the Lord has said: A town causing blood to be drained out in her streets so that her time may come, and making images in her to make her unclean! 3 and say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: O city that brings on herself doom by shedding blood in her midst and defiles herself by making idols,
4 You are responsible for the blood drained out by you, and you are unclean through the images which you have made; and you have made your day come near, and the time of your judging has come; for this cause I have made you a name of shame to the nations and a cause of laughing to all countries. 4 you have become guilty because of the blood you have shed and have become defiled by the idols you have made. You have brought your days to a close, and the end of your years has come. Therefore I will make you an object of scorn to the nations and a laughingstock to all the countries.
5 Those who are near and those who are far from you will make sport of you; your name is unclean, you are full of sounds of fear. 5 Those who are near and those who are far away will mock you, O infamous city, full of turmoil.
6 See, the rulers of Israel, every one in his family, have been causing death in you. 6 " 'See how each of the princes of Israel who are in you uses his power to shed blood.