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Ezekiel 7:1-27 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD's word came to me: 1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 You, human one, this is what the LORD God proclaims to the land of Israel: An end! The end has come to the four corners of the earth! 2 "Son of man, this is what the Sovereign LORD says to the land of Israel: The end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land.
3 Even now the end is upon you! I'll send my anger against you, I'll judge you according to your ways, and I'll turn all your detestable practices against you. 3 The end is now upon you and I will unleash my anger against you. I will judge you according to your conduct and repay you for all your detestable practices.
4 I won't shed a tear for you or show any pity. Instead, I'll turn your ways against you, and your detestable practices will stay with you. Then you will know that I am the LORD. 4 I will not look on you with pity or spare you; I will surely repay you for your conduct and the detestable practices among you. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
5 The LORD God proclaims: Disaster! A singular disaster! Look, it comes! 5 "This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Disaster! An unheard-of disaster is coming.
6 The end has come! Oh, yes, it has come! It has come to you! Look, it's here! 6 The end has come! The end has come! It has roused itself against you. It has come!
7 You who live on the earth, you are finally caught in your own trap! The time has come; the day draws near. On the hills panic, not glory. 7 Doom has come upon you--you who dwell in the land. The time has come, the day is near; there is panic, not joy, upon the mountains.
8 And now it's near! Against you I will pour out my wrath, and my anger will be satisfied. I'll judge you according to your ways, and turn all your detestable practices against you. 8 I am about to pour out my wrath on you and spend my anger against you; I will judge you according to your conduct and repay you for all your detestable practices.
9 I won't shed a tear or show any pity when I turn your ways against you, and your detestable practices stay with you. Then you will know that I, the LORD, am the one who strikes you! 9 I will not look on you with pity or spare you; I will repay you in accordance with your conduct and the detestable practices among you. Then you will know that it is I the LORD who strikes the blow.
10 Look, the day! Look, it comes! Doom has arrived! The staff blossoms, and pride springs up! 10 "The day is here! It has come! Doom has burst forth, the rod has budded, arrogance has blossomed!
11 Violence rises up as a wicked master. It isn't from others or their armies or their violence. It hasn't loomed up because of them. 11 Violence has grown into a rod to punish wickedness; none of the people will be left, none of that crowd--no wealth, nothing of value.
12 The time is coming! The day draws near! No buyer should rejoice, and no seller should mourn, because wrath overcomes the whole crowd. 12 The time has come, the day has arrived. Let not the buyer rejoice nor the seller grieve, for wrath is upon the whole crowd.
13 The seller will never get back what was sold, even if both of them survive. The vision concerns the whole crowd. It won't be revoked. And the guilty ones— they won't even be able to hang on to their lives. 13 The seller will not recover the land he has sold as long as both of them live, for the vision concerning the whole crowd will not be reversed. Because of their sins, not one of them will preserve his life.
14 They have blown the horn, and everything is ready, but no one goes to battle, because my wrath overcomes the whole crowd. 14 Though they blow the trumpet and get everything ready, no one will go into battle, for my wrath is upon the whole crowd.
15 Outside, the sword! Inside, plague and famine! Whoever is out in the field will die by the sword. Whoever is in the city, plague and famine will consume them. 15 "Outside is the sword, inside are plague and famine; those in the country will die by the sword, and those in the city will be devoured by famine and plague.
16 And those who flee? They will turn up on the hills like valley doves, all of them moaning, those guilty ones. 16 All who survive and escape will be in the mountains, moaning like doves of the valleys, each because of his sins.
17 Every hand will hang limp; urine will run down every leg. 17 Every hand will go limp, and every knee will become as weak as water.
18 They will put on mourning clothes, and horror will cover them. On every face, shame; on all their heads, baldness. 18 They will put on sackcloth and be clothed with terror. Their faces will be covered with shame and their heads will be shaved.
19 They will hurl their silver into the street, and their gold will seem unclean. Their silver and their gold won't deliver them on the day of the LORD's anger. They won't satisfy their appetites or fill their bellies. Their guilt will bring them down. 19 They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will be an unclean thing. Their silver and gold will not be able to save them in the day of the LORD's wrath. They will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs with it, for it has made them stumble into sin.
20 From their beautiful ornament, in which they took pride, they have made horrible and detestable images! Therefore, I've declared it an unclean thing for them. 20 They were proud of their beautiful jewelry and used it to make their detestable idols and vile images. Therefore I will turn these into an unclean thing for them.
21 I'll hand it over to foreigners as loot taken in war, to the earth's wicked ones as plunder—they will defile it! 21 I will hand it all over as plunder to foreigners and as loot to the wicked of the earth, and they will defile it.
22 When I hide my face from my people, foreigners will defile my treasured place. Violent intruders will invade it; they will defile it! 22 I will turn my face away from them, and they will desecrate my treasured place; robbers will enter it and desecrate it.
23 Make a chain! The earth is full of perverted justice, the city full of violence. 23 "Prepare chains, because the land is full of bloodshed and the city is full of violence.
24 I'll bring up the cruelest nations, and they will seize their houses. I'll break their proud strength, and their sanctuaries will be defiled. 24 I will bring the most wicked of the nations to take possession of their houses; I will put an end to the pride of the mighty, and their sanctuaries will be desecrated.
25 Disaster! It has come! They seek peace, but there is none. 25 When terror comes, they will seek peace, but there will be none.
26 One disaster comes after another, and rumor follows rumor. They seek a vision from the prophet. Instruction disappears from the priest, and counsel from the elders. 26 Calamity upon calamity will come, and rumor upon rumor. They will try to get a vision from the prophet; the teaching of the law by the priest will be lost, as will the counsel of the elders.
27 The king will go into mourning, the prince will clothe himself in despair, and the hands of the land's people will tremble. When I do to them as they have done and judge them by their own justice, they will know that I am the LORD. 27 The king will mourn, the prince will be clothed with despair, and the hands of the people of the land will tremble. I will deal with them according to their conduct, and by their own standards I will judge them. Then they will know that I am the LORD."