Therefore, prophesy against them, human one, prophesy!
The LORD's spirit took hold of me, and he said to me: Say, This is what the LORD God proclaims: So you have said, house of Israel! But I know what you really mean.
You continue to commit murder in this city, and you fill its streets with the slain.
Therefore, the LORD God proclaims: The city is the cooking pot, and the ones you have slain in it are the meat. But you will be taken out of it.
You fear the sword, so I will bring the sword against you. This is what the LORD God says!
I will lead you out of the city, hand you over to foreigners, and execute judgments against you.
You will fall by the sword! At Israel's borders I will judge you, and you will know that I am the LORD.
The city won't be your cooking pot, and you won't be the meat in it. At Israel's borders, I will judge you.
You will know that I am the LORD, whose regulations you didn't observe and whose case laws you didn't follow. Instead, you followed the case laws of the nations around you.
While I was prophesying, Benaiah's son Pelatiah dropped dead. I fell on my face, and I wailed and said, "Oh, LORD God! Are you finishing off even the Israelites who are left?"
The LORD's word came to me: