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Ezekiel 11 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Evil Rulers to Be Judged

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:1 - Moreover, the Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the east gate of the LORDS house which faced eastward. And behold, there were twenty-five men at the entrance of the gate, and among them I saw Jaazaniah son of Azzur and Pelatiah son of Benaiah, leaders of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:2 - He said to me, “Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and give evil advice 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 the LORD fell upon me, and He said to me, “Say, ‘Thus says the LORD, “So you think, house of Israel, for I know [fn]your thoughts.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:6 - “You have multiplied your slain in this city, filling its streets with [fn]them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:7 - ‘Therefore, thus says the Lord [fn]GOD, “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 I will bring a sword upon you,” the Lord GOD declares.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:9 - “And I will bring you out of the midst of [fn]the city and deliver 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 the LORD.
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 the LORD; for you have not walked in My statutes nor have you executed My ordinances, but have acted according to the ordinances of the nations around you.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:13 - Now it came about 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 GOD! Will You bring the remnant of Israel to a complete end?”

Promise of Restoration

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:14 - Then the word of the LORD 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 the LORD; this land has been given us as a possession.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:16 - “Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “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 the Lord GOD, “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 put a new spirit within [fn]them. 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 ordinances 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 go after their detestable things and abominations, I will bring their conduct down on their heads,” declares the Lord GOD.
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 the LORD went up from the midst of the city and stood over the mountain which is east of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:24 - And the Spirit lifted me up and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God to the exiles [fn]in Chaldea. So the vision that I had seen [fn]left me.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:25 - Then I told the exiles all the things that the LORD had shown me.
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, This is
Literally: what comes up in your spirit
Literally: the slain
Hebrew: YHWH, usually rendered LORD, and so throughout the chapter
Literally: it
So with Gr; Heb he will bring you out
Literally: it
Literally: brothers
So with Gr and some ancient versions; Heb the men of your redemption
So with Gr and many mss; Heb you
Literally: And to the heart of their detestable things and their abomination their heart goes
Literally: over them from above
I.e. Babylonia
Literally: went up from

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