Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the gate of the house of the LORD that faces east. There at the entrance of the gate were twenty-five men, and I saw among them Jaazaniah son of Azzur and Pelatiah1 son of Benaiah, leaders2 of the people.32
The LORD said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who are plotting evil4 and giving wicked advice in this city.53
They say, 'Haven't our houses been recently rebuilt? This city is a pot,6 and we are the meat in it.'74
Therefore prophesy8 against them; prophesy, son of man."
Then the Spirit of the LORD came on me, and he told me to say: "This is what the LORD says: That is what you are saying, house of Israel, but I know what is going through your mind.96
You have killed many people in this city and filled its streets with the dead.10