Ezekiel 21:1-5 NIV

Babylon, God's Sword of Judgment

1 The word of the LORD came to me:1

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2 "Son of man, set your face against2 Jerusalem and preach against the sanctuary.3 Prophesy against4 the land of Israel

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3 and say to her: 'This is what the LORD says: I am against you.5 I will draw my sword6 from its scabbard and cut off from you both the righteous and the wicked.7

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4 Because I am going to cut off the righteous and the wicked, my sword8 will be unsheathed against everyone from south to north.9

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5 Then all people will know that I the LORD have drawn my sword10 from its scabbard; it will not return11 again.'12

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