Ezekiel 14:5

5 I will do this to recapture the hearts of the people of Israel, who have all deserted me for their idols.’

Ezekiel 14:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols.
ESV
5 that I may lay hold of the hearts of the house of Israel, who are all estranged from me through their idols.
NLT
5 I will do this to capture the minds and hearts of all my people who have turned from me to worship their detestable idols.’
MSG
5 I am ready to go to work on the hearts of the house of Israel, all of whom have left me for their idols.'
CSB
5 so that I may take hold of the house of Israel by their hearts, because they are all estranged from Me by their idols.

Ezekiel 14:5 In-Context

3 “Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts and put wicked stumbling blocks before their faces. Should I let them inquire of me at all?
4 Therefore speak to them and tell them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: When any of the Israelites set up idols in their hearts and put a wicked stumbling block before their faces and then go to a prophet, I the LORD will answer them myself in keeping with their great idolatry.
5 I will do this to recapture the hearts of the people of Israel, who have all deserted me for their idols.’
6 “Therefore say to the people of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Repent! Turn from your idols and renounce all your detestable practices!
7 “ ‘When any of the Israelites or any foreigner residing in Israel separate themselves from me and set up idols in their hearts and put a wicked stumbling block before their faces and then go to a prophet to inquire of me, I the LORD will answer them myself.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 32:15; Ezekiel 16:45; Hosea 5:7; Zechariah 11:8
  • 2. Jeremiah 2:11
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