Ezekiel 6

Judgment Against Idolatry

1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 1"Son of man, 2set your face toward 3the mountains of Israel, and 4prophesy against them,
3 and say, 5You mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD! Thus says the Lord GOD to 6the mountains and 7the hills, to 8the ravines and the valleys: Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, 9and I will destroy your high places.
4 10Your altars shall become desolate, and your 11incense altars shall be broken, and I will cast down your slain before your idols.
5 12And I will lay the dead bodies of the people of Israel before their idols, 13and I will scatter your bones around your altars.
6 Wherever you dwell, 14the cities shall be waste and 15the high places ruined, so that your altars will be waste and ruined,a your idols broken and destroyed, your 16incense altars cut down, and your works wiped out.
7 And the slain shall fall in your midst, and you shall know that I am the LORD.
8 17"Yet I will leave some of you alive. When you have among the nations 18some who escape the sword, and when you are scattered through the countries,
9 then those of you who escape 19will remember me among the nations where they are carried captive, how 20I have been broken over their whoring heart that has departed from me and over their eyes 21that go whoring after their idols. 22And they will be loathsome in their own sight for the evils that they have committed, for all their abominations.
10 And they shall know that I am the LORD. 23I have not said in vain that I would do this evil to them."
11 Thus says the Lord GOD: 24"Clap your hands 25and stamp your foot and say, Alas, because of all the evil abominations of the house of Israel, 26for they shall fall by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence.
12 27He who is far off shall die of pestilence, and he who is near shall fall by the sword, and he who is left and is preserved shall die of famine. 28Thus I will spend my fury upon them.
13 And you shall know that I am the LORD, 29when their slain lie among their idols around their altars, 30on every high hill, 31on all the mountaintops, 32under every green tree, and under 33every leafy oak, wherever 34they offered pleasing aroma to all their idols.
14 And 35I will stretch out my hand against them and 36make the land desolate and waste, 37in all their dwelling places, from the wilderness to 38Riblah.b Then 39they will know that I am the LORD."
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