Ezekiel 14:9

Overview - Ezekiel 14
God answers idolaters according to their own heart.
They are exhorted to repent, for fear of judgments, by means of seduced prophets.
12 God's irrevocable sentence of famine;
15 of noisome beasts;
17 of the sword;
19 and of pestilence.
22 A remnant shall be reserved for example of others.
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Ezekiel 14:9  (King James Version)
And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.

if the
20:25 2 Samuel 12:11 2 Samuel 12:12 ; 1 Kings 22:20-23 ; Job 12:16 ; Psalms 81:11 Psalms 81:12
Isaiah 63:16 ; 66:4 Jeremiah 4:10 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

I the
That is, I have suffered him to be deceived; I have given him up to "strong delusions to believe a lie," as a just judgment upon him for going after idols, and setting up false pretensions to inspiration. God, according to the genius of the Hebrew language, is often said to do a thing, which he only suffers, or permits.

and I will
16:27 Isaiah 5:25 ; Isaiah 9:12 Isaiah 9:17 Isaiah 9:21 10:4