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Ezekiel 13:16-18 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 that is, the prophets of Israel, the ones prophesying concerning Jerusalem and the ones seeing visions of peace, and there is not peace!’” ” declares[a] the Lord Yahweh.

17 “And you, son of man,[b] place your face toward the daughters of your people who prophesy from their imagination,[c] and prophesy against them! 18 And you must say, ‘Thus says the Lord Yahweh: “Woe to those who sew[d] magic charm bands on all the wrists[e] of the hands of my people and those who make the veils[f] that are on the head of people of every height, to ensnare people’s lives![g] Will you ensnare the lives[h] of my people and keep yourselves alive?[i]


  1. Ezekiel 13:16 Literally “declaration of”
  2. Ezekiel 13:17 Or “mortal,” or “son of humankind”
  3. Ezekiel 13:17 Literally “heart”
  4. Ezekiel 13:18 Literally “the sewers of”
  5. Ezekiel 13:18 Or “joints”
  6. Ezekiel 13:18 Literally “the makers of the veils”
  7. Ezekiel 13:18 Or “souls”
  8. Ezekiel 13:18 Or “souls”
  9. Ezekiel 13:18 Literally “and lives/souls for you, you keep alive”
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