24 Son of man, these that dwell in the desolate places of the land of Israel, talk and say, [a]Abraham was but one, and he possessed the land: but we are many, therefore the land shall be given us in possession.

25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God, Ye eat with the [b]blood, and lifted up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: should ye then possess the land?

26 Ye lean upon your [c]swords, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbor’s wife: should ye then possess the land?

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  1. Ezekiel 33:24 Thus the wicked think themselves more worthy to enjoy God’s promises than the Saints of God, to whom they were made: and would bind God to be subject to them, though they would not be bound to him.
  2. Ezekiel 33:25 Contrary to the Law, Lev. 17:14.
  3. Ezekiel 33:26 As they that are ready still to shed blood.

24 “Son of man, the people living in those ruins(A) in the land of Israel are saying, ‘Abraham was only one man, yet he possessed the land. But we are many;(B) surely the land has been given to us as our possession.’(C) 25 Therefore say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Since you eat(D) meat with the blood(E) still in it and look to your idols and shed blood, should you then possess the land?(F) 26 You rely on your sword, you do detestable things,(G) and each of you defiles his neighbor’s wife.(H) Should you then possess the land?’

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