Ezekiel 22:1-16 NIV

Jerusalem's Sins

1 The word of the LORD came to me:

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      2 "Son of man, will you judge her? Will you judge this city of bloodshed?1 Then confront her with all her detestable practices2

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      3 and say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: O city that brings on herself doom by shedding blood3 in her midst and defiles herself by making idols,

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          4 you have become guilty because of the blood you have shed4 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.5 Therefore I will make you an object of scorn6 to the nations and a laughingstock to all the countries.7

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          5 Those who are near and those who are far away will mock you, O infamous city, full of turmoil.8

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          6 " 'See how each of the princes of Israel who are in you uses his power to shed blood.9

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          7 In you they have treated father and mother with contempt;10 in you they have oppressed the alien11 and mistreated the fatherless and the widow.12

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          8 You have despised my holy things and desecrated my Sabbaths.13

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          9 In you are slanderous men14 bent on shedding blood;15 in you are those who eat at the mountain shrines16 and commit lewd acts.17

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          10 In you are those who dishonor their fathers' bed;18 in you are those who violate women during their period,19 when they are ceremonially unclean.20

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          11 In you one man commits a detestable offense with his neighbor's wife,21 another shamefully defiles his daughter-in-law,22 and another violates his sister,23 his own father's daughter.24

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          12 In you men accept bribes25 to shed blood; you take usury26 and excessive interesta and make unjust gain from your neighbors27 by extortion. And you have forgotten28 me, declares the Sovereign LORD.29

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          13 " 'I will surely strike my hands30 together at the unjust gain31 you have made and at the blood32 you have shed in your midst.33

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              14 Will your courage endure34 or your hands35 be strong in the day I deal with you? I the LORD have spoken,36 and I will do it.37

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              15 I will disperse you among the nations and scatter38 you through the countries; and I will put an end to39 your uncleanness.40

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              16 When you have been defiledb in the eyes of the nations, you will know that I am the LORD.' "

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                • b 22:16 - Or "When I have allotted you your inheritance"