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Ezekiel 11 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Judgment on Evil Counselors

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:1 -

Moreover, the Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the east gate of the house of Yahweh which faced eastward. And behold, at the entrance of the gate, there were twenty-five men, and I saw among them Jaazaniah son of Azzur and Pelatiah son of Benaiah, officials of the people.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:2 - He said to me, “Son of man, these are the men who devise wickedness and give evil counsel in this city,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:3 - who say, ‘The time is not near to build houses. [fn]This city is the pot, and we are the flesh.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:4 - “Therefore, prophesy against them, son of man, prophesy!”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:5 -

Then the Spirit of Yahweh fell upon me, and He said to me, “Say, ‘Thus says Yahweh, “So you say, house of Israel, for I know what comes up in your spirit.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:6 - “You have multiplied your slain in this city, and you have filled its streets with [fn]them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:7 - ‘Therefore, thus says Lord Yahweh, “Your slain whom you have laid in the midst of [fn]the city are the flesh, and this city is the pot; but [fn]I will bring you out of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:8 - “You have feared a sword; so a sword I will bring upon you,” Lord Yahweh declares.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:9 - “And I will bring you out of the midst of [fn]the city and give you into the hands of strangers and execute judgments against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:10 - “You will fall by the sword. I will judge you to the border of Israel; so you shall know that I am Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:11 - “This city will not be a pot for you, nor will you be flesh in the midst of it, but I will judge you to the border of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:12 - “Thus you will know that I am Yahweh; for you have not walked in My statutes, nor have you executed My judgments, but have executed according to the judgments of the nations around you.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:13 -

Now it happened as I prophesied, that Pelatiah son of Benaiah died. Then I fell on my face and cried out with a loud voice and said, “Alas, Lord Yahweh! Will You bring the remnant of Israel to complete destruction?”

Yahweh Will Gather the Exiles

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:14 -

Then the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:15 - “Son of man, your brothers, your [fn]relatives, [fn]your fellow exiles, and the whole house of Israel, all of them, are those to whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, ‘Go far from Yahweh; this land has been given to us as a possession.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:16 - “Therefore say, ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh, “Though I had removed them far away among the nations, and though I had scattered them among the countries, yet I was a sanctuary for them a little while in the countries where they had gone.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:17 - “Therefore say, ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh, “I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries among which you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:18 - “When they come there, they will remove all its detestable things and all its abominations from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:19 - “And I will give them one heart and give within [fn]them a new spirit. And I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:20 - that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them. Then they will be My people, and I shall be their God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:21 - [fn]But as for those whose hearts walk after their detestable things and abominations, I will give what is due for their way on their heads,” declares Lord Yahweh.

The Glory of Yahweh Leaves Jerusalem

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:22 -

Then the cherubim lifted up their wings with the wheels beside them, and the glory of the God of Israel [fn]hovered over them.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:23 - The glory of Yahweh went up from the midst of the city and stood over the mountain which is east of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:24 - Now the Spirit lifted me up and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God to the exiles in [fn]Chaldea. So the vision that I had seen went up and away from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:25 - Then I told the exiles all the things that Yahweh had shown me.
LSB Footnotes
Or This is
Lit the slain
Lit it
As in Gr; Heb he will bring you out
Lit it
Lit brothers
As in Gr and some ancient versions; Heb the men of your redemption
As in Gr and many mss; Heb you
Lit And to the heart of their detestable things and their abomination their heart goes
Lit over them from above

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