The Spirit lifted me up, and brought me to the east gate of the house of the LORD, which faces east. And behold, at the door of the gateway there were twenty-five men; and I saw among them Ja-azani'ah the son of Azzur, and Pelati'ah the son of Benai'ah, princes of the people.
And he said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and who give wicked counsel in this city;
who say, 'The time is not near to build houses; this city is the caldron, and we are the flesh.'
Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man."
And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and he said to me, "Say, Thus says the LORD: So you think, O house of Israel; for I know the things that come into your mind.
You have multiplied your slain in this city, and have filled its streets with the slain.