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Ezekiel 14 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Idolatrous Elders Condemned

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:1 - Then some elders of Israel came to me and sat down before me.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:2 - And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:3 - “Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts and have put in front of their faces the stumbling block of their wrongdoing. Should I let Myself be consulted by them at all?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:4 - “Therefore speak to them and tell them, ‘This is what the Lord [fn]GOD says: “Anyone of the house of Israel who sets up his idols in his heart, puts in front of his face the stumbling block of his wrongdoing, and then comes to the prophet, I the LORD will let Myself answer him in [fn]the matter in view of the multitude of his idols,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:5 - in order to take hold of [fn]the hearts of the house of Israel who have [fn]turned away from Me due to all their idols.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:6 - “Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘This is what the Lord GOD says: “Repent and turn away from your idols, and turn your faces away from all your abominations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:7 - “For anyone of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who reside in Israel, who deserts Me, sets up his idols in his heart, puts in front of his face the stumbling block of his wrongdoing, and then comes to the prophet to request something of Me for himself, I the LORD will let Myself answer him Myself.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:8 - “I will set My face against that person and make him a sign and [fn]a proverb, and I will eliminate him from among My people. So you will know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:9 - “But if the prophet is persuaded so that he speaks a word, it is I, the LORD, who have persuaded that prophet; and I will stretch out My hand against him and eliminate him from among My people Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:10 - “And they will bear the punishment for their wrongdoing; as the wrongdoing of the inquirer is, so the wrongdoing of the prophet will be,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:11 - in order that the house of Israel may no longer stray from Me and no longer defile themselves with all their offenses. So they will be My people, and I shall be their God,”’ declares the Lord GOD.”

The City Will Not Be Spared

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:12 - Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:13 - “Son of man, if a country sins against Me by being unfaithful, and I stretch out My hand against it, [fn]destroy its supply of bread, send famine against it, and eliminate from it both human and animal life,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:14 - even though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job were in its midst, by their own righteousness they could only save themselves,” declares the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:15 - “If I were to cause vicious animals to pass through the land and they [fn]depopulated it, and it became desolate so that no one would pass through it because of the animals,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:16 - though these three men were in its midst, as I live,” declares the Lord GOD, “they could not save either their sons or their daughters. They alone would be saved, but the country would be desolate.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:17 - “Or if I were to bring a sword on that country and say, ‘A sword is to pass through the country,’ and I eliminated human and animal life from it,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:18 - even though these three men were in its midst, as I live,” declares the Lord GOD, “they could not save either their sons or their daughters, but they alone would be saved.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:19 - “Or if I were to send a plague against that country and pour out My wrath on it in blood to eliminate man and animal from it,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:20 - even though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in its midst, as I live,” declares the Lord GOD, “they could not save either their son or their daughter. They would save only themselves by their righteousness.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:21 - For this is what the Lord GOD says: “How much more when I send My four [fn]severe judgments against Jerusalem: sword, famine, vicious animals, and plague to eliminate human and animal life from it!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:22 - “Yet, behold, [fn]survivors will be left in it who will be brought out, both sons and daughters. Behold, they are going to come out to you, and you will see their conduct and actions; then you will be comforted for the disaster which I have brought against Jerusalem for everything which I have brought upon it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:23 - “Then they will comfort you when you see their conduct and actions, for you will know that I have not done without reason whatever I did [fn]to it,” declares the Lord GOD.
NASB20 Footnotes
Heb YHWH, usually rendered LORD, and so throughout the ch
Lit it
Lit their
Or all turned away from Me due to their idols
Lit proverbs
Lit break its staff
Lit bereaved it of children
Lit evil
Lit a survivor
Lit in
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