22 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,2 “And you, son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? Then cause her to know all her abominations.3 You shall say, ‘Thus says the Lord [a]God, “A city shedding blood in her midst, so that her time will come, and that makes idols, contrary to her interest, for defilement!4 You have become guilty by [b]the blood which you have shed, and defiled by your idols which you have made. Thus you have brought your [c]day near and have come to your years; therefore I have made you a reproach to the nations and a mocking to all the lands.5 Those who are near and those who are far from you will mock you, you of ill repute, full of turmoil.
6 “Behold, the rulers of Israel, each according to his [d]power, have been in you for the purpose of shedding blood.7 They have treated father and mother lightly within you. The alien they have oppressed in your midst; the fatherless and the widow they have wronged in you.8 You have despised My holy things and profaned My sabbaths.9 Slanderous men have been in you for the purpose of shedding blood, and in you they have eaten at the mountain shrines. In your midst they have committed acts of lewdness.10 In you [e]they have uncovered their fathers’ nakedness; in you they have humbled her who was unclean in her menstrual impurity.11 One has committed abomination with his neighbor’s wife and another has lewdly defiled his daughter-in-law. And another in you has humbled his sister, his father’s daughter.12 In you they have taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and profits, and you have injured your neighbors for gain by oppression, and you have forgotten Me,” declares the Lord God.
13 “Behold, then, I smite My hand at your dishonest gain which you have acquired and at [f]the bloodshed which is among you.14 Can your heart endure, or can your hands be strong in the days that I will deal with you? I, the Lord, have spoken and will act.15 I will scatter you among the nations and I will disperse you through the lands, and I will consume your uncleanness from you.16 You will profane yourself in the sight of the nations, and you will know that I am the Lord.”’”
17 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying,18 “Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me; all of them are bronze and tin and iron and lead in the furnace; they are the dross of silver.19 Therefore, thus says the Lord God, ‘Because all of you have become dross, therefore, behold, I am going to gather you into the midst of Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 22:3Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord, and so throughout the ch
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