Ezekiel 11:1-13 New International Version

Evil Princes Rebuked

11 1  Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the gate of the house of the Lord that faces east. There at the entrance of the gate were twenty-five men, and I saw among them Jaazaniah son of Azzur and Pelatiah son of Benaiah, leaders of the people. 2  The Lord said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who are plotting evil and giving wicked advice in this city. 3  They say, 'Haven't our houses been recently rebuilt? This city is a pot, and we are the meat in it.' 4  Therefore prophesy against them; prophesy, son of man." 5  Then the Spirit of the Lord came on me, and he told me to say: "This is what the Lord says: That is what you are saying, you leaders in Israel, but I know what is going through your mind. 6  You have killed many people in this city and filled its streets with the dead. 7  "Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: The bodies you have thrown there are the meat and this city is the pot, but I will drive you out of it. 8  You fear the sword, and the sword is what I will bring against you, declares the Sovereign Lord. 9  I will drive you out of the city and deliver you into the hands of foreigners and inflict punishment on you. 10  You will fall by the sword, and I will execute judgment on you at the borders of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord. 11  This city will not be a pot for you, nor will you be the meat in it; I will execute judgment on you at the borders of Israel. 12  And you will know that I am the Lord, for you have not followed my decrees or kept my laws but have conformed to the standards of the nations around you." 13  Now as I was prophesying, Pelatiah son of Benaiah died. Then I fell facedown and cried out in a loud voice, "Alas, Sovereign Lord! Will you completely destroy the remnant of Israel?"



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