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Ezekiel 21

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1 And the word of the Lord came to me:
2 son of man! turn your face to Jerusalem and speak a word in the sanctuaries, and speak a prophecy on the land of Israel,
3 and say to the land of Israel: thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, and I will draw my sword from its sheath and destroy from you the righteous and the wicked.
4 And in order to destroy from you the righteous and the wicked, My sword from its sheath will go to all flesh from south to north.
5 And all flesh knows that I, the Lord, drew My sword from its sheath, and he will not return.
6 But you, son of man, lament, crushing your hips, and lament in sorrow before their eyes.
7 And when they say to you: “why are you groaning?”, Say: “from hearing, what is coming”, and every heart will melt, and all hands will go down, and every spirit will be exhausted, and all knees will tremble like water. Now, this will come and come true, says the Lord God.

eight And the word of the Lord came to me:
nine son of man! speak a prophecy and say: thus saith the Lord God: say: the sword, the sword is sharpened and cleaned;
ten sharp in order to stab more; cleaned to sparkle like lightning. Do we rejoice that every tree despises the rod of My son?
eleven I let it be cleaned to pick up; this sword is already sharpened and cleaned to give it to the killer’s hand.
12 Moan and cry, son of man, for he is against my people, against all the princes of Israel; they will be given under the sword with my people; therefore, hit yourself on the hips.
13 For he has already been tested. And what if he despises and the rod? this will not stand, says the Lord God.
fourteen But you, son of man, prophesy and strike hand in hand; and the sword will be doubled and tripled, the sword upon the afflicted, the sword upon the defeat of the great, penetrating into the interior of their dwellings.
fifteen So that the hearts would melt and that there would be more fallen, I will put a formidable sword at all their gates, alas! sparkling like lightning, pointed to slaughter.
16 Gather yourself and go right or go left, no matter where your face turns.
17 And I will applaud and quench My anger; I Lord said.

18 And the word of the Lord came to me:
19 and you, son of man, imagine two roads along which the sword of the king of Babylon should go — both of them should go out of the same land; and draw your hand, draw at the beginning of the roads to the cities.
20 Imagine a road along which the sword would go to the Rabbi of the sons of Ammon and to Judea, to fortified Jerusalem;
21 because the king of Babylon stopped at a crossroads, at the beginning of two roads, for fortune telling: shaking arrows, asking teraphim, examining the liver.
22 He has a fortune-telling in his right hand: `` to Jerusalem '', where he must deliver rams, open his mouth for battle, raise his voice for a war cry, bring rams to the gates, pour a rampart, build siege towers.
23 This divination seemed false in their eyes; but since they swore an oath, he, remembering such treachery of theirs, put down to take it.
24 Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: since you yourself bring to memory your iniquity, making your crimes manifest, exposing your sins in all your affairs, and you bring this to your memory, you will be taken by hands.
25 And you, unworthy, criminal leader of Israel, whose day has come now, when his wickedness will be put to an end!
26 Thus says the Lord God: Take off your diadem and fold the crown; this will not happen; the humble will be exalted and the high will be humbled.
27 I will bring down, I will put down, I will put down, and he will not be, until He comes to whom [he] belongs, and I will give him.

28 And you, son of man, speak a prophecy and say: Thus says the Lord God about the sons of Ammon and their reproach; and say: the sword, the sword is naked for slaughter, cleaned up for destruction, so that it sparkles like lightning,
29th so that while they present you with empty visions and falsely divine to you, I will also attach you to the decapitated wicked, whom the day has come when their wickedness will be put to an end.
thirty Should I put him back in his sheath? - in the place where you were created, in the land of your origin I will judge you:
31 and I will pour out My indignation at you, die on you with the fire of My fury, and I will give you into the hands of fierce people, experienced in killing.
32 You will be food of fire, your blood will remain on the earth; they will not even remember you; for I, the Lord, have said this.

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