11 1Moreover the Spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east
gate of Jehovah's house, which looketh eastward: and behold, at the door of
the gate five and twenty men; and I saw in the midst of them Jaazaniah the
son of Azzur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.
2And he said unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise iniquity,
and that give wicked counsel in this city;
3that say, The time is
not near to build houses: this city is the caldron, and we are the
4Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man.
the Spirit of Jehovah fell upon me, and he said unto me, Speak, Thus saith
Jehovah: Thus have ye said, O house of Israel; for I know the things that
come into your mind.
6Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye
have filled the streets thereof with the slain.
7Therefore thus saith the
Lord Jehovah: Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they are the
flesh, and this city is the caldron; but ye shall be brought forth
out of the midst of it.
8Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring the
sword upon you, saith the Lord Jehovah.
9And I will bring you forth out
of the midst thereof, and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and will
execute judgments among you.
10Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge
you in the border of Israel; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah.
city shall not be your caldron, neither shall ye be the flesh in the
midst thereof; I will judge you in the border of Israel;
12and ye shall
know that I am Jehovah: for ye have not walked in my statutes, neither have
ye executed mine ordinances, but have done after the ordinances of the
nations that are round about you.
13And it came to pass, when I
prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then fell I down upon my
face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord Jehovah! wilt thou make
a full end of the remnant of Israel?
14And the word of Jehovah came unto
15Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy
kindred, and all the house of Israel, all of them, are they unto whom
the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from Jehovah; unto us is
this land given for a possession.
16Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord
Jehovah: Whereas I have removed them far off among the nations, and whereas I
have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them a sanctuary
for a little while in the countries where they are come.
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: I will gather you from the peoples, and assemble
you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you
the land of Israel.
18And they shall come thither, and they shall take
away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from
19And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit
within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give
them a heart of flesh;
20that they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine
ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their
21But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their
detestable things and their abominations, I will bring their way upon their
own heads, saith the Lord Jehovah.
22Then did the cherubim lift up their
wings, and the wheels were beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel
was over them above.
23And the glory of Jehovah went up from the midst of
the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city.
24And the Spirit lifted me up, and brought me in the vision by the Spirit
of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen
went up from me.
25Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things
that Jehovah had showed me.