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Ezekiel 5 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:1 - "And you, O son of man, take a sharp sword; use it as a barber's razor and pass it over your head and your beard; then take balances for weighing, and divide the hair.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:2 - A third part you shall burn in the fire in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are completed; and a third part you shall take and strike with the sword round about the city; and a third part you shall scatter to the wind, and I will unsheathe the sword after them.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:3 - And you shall take from these a small number, and bind them in the skirts of your robe.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:4 - And of these again you shall take some, and cast them into the fire, and burn them in the fire; from there a fire will come forth into all the house of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:5 - Thus says the Lord GOD: This is Jerusalem; I have set her in the center of the nations, with countries round about her.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:6 - And she has wickedly rebelled against my ordinances more than the nations, and against my statutes more than the countries round about her, by rejecting my ordinances and not walking in my statutes.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:7 - Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Because you are more turbulent than the nations that are round about you, and have not walked in my statutes or kept my ordinances, but have acted according to the ordinances of the nations that are round about you;

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:8 - therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I, even I, am against you; and I will execute judgments in the midst of you in the sight of the nations.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:9 - And because of all your abominations I will do with you what I have never yet done, and the like of which I will never do again.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:10 - Therefore fathers shall eat their sons in the midst of you, and sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments on you, and any of you who survive I will scatter to all the winds.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:11 - Wherefore, as I live, says the Lord GOD, surely, because you have defiled my sanctuary with all your detestable things and with all your abominations, therefore I will cut you down; my eye will not spare, and I will have no pity.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:12 - A third part of you shall die of pestilence and be consumed with famine in the midst of you; a third part shall fall by the sword round about you; and a third part I will scatter to all the winds and will unsheathe the sword after them.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:13 - "Thus shall my anger spend itself, and I will vent my fury upon them and satisfy myself; and they shall know that I, the LORD, have spoken in my jealousy, when I spend my fury upon them.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:14 - Moreover I will make you a desolation and an object of reproach among the nations round about you and in the sight of all that pass by.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:15 - You shall be a reproach and a taunt, a warning and a horror, to the nations round about you, when I execute judgments on you in anger and fury, and with furious chastisements--I, the LORD, have spoken--

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:16 - when I loose against you my deadly arrows of famine, arrows for destruction, which I will loose to destroy you, and when I bring more and more famine upon you, and break your staff of bread.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:17 - I will send famine and wild beasts against you, and they will rob you of your children; pestilence and blood shall pass through you; and I will bring the sword upon you. I, the LORD, have spoken."
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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