Ezekiel 22:19

Overview - Ezekiel 22
A catalogue of sins in Jerusalem, and the dispersion of the Jews in consequence.
17 God will burn them as dross in his furnace.
23 The general corruption of prophets, priests, princes, and people.
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Ezekiel 22:19  (King James Version)
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem.

I will
Jerusalem is here represented as the fining pot; all the people, who had become dross, are to be gathered together in it; and the fire of the Chaldeans, blown by the wrath of God, is to melt the whole. No ordinary means will avail to purge their impurities; the most violent must therefore be resorted to.
11:7 24:3-6 Micah 4:12 ; Matthew 13:30 Matthew 13:40-42