25 (A)The conspiracy of her [a]prophets in her midst is like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they (B)have devoured [b]people; (C)they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in her midst. 26 (D)Her priests have [c]violated My law and (E)profaned My holy things; they have not (F)distinguished between the holy and unholy, nor have they made known the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. 27 Her (G)princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy [d]people, and to get dishonest gain. 28 (H)Her prophets plastered them with untempered mortar, (I)seeing false visions, and divining (J)lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord God,’ when the Lord had not spoken. 29 The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully (K)oppress the stranger. 30 (L)So I sought for a man among them who would (M)make a wall, and (N)stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. 31 Therefore I have (O)poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed (P)their deeds on their own heads,” says the Lord God.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 22:25 So with MT, Vg.; LXX princes; Tg. scribes
  2. Ezekiel 22:25 Lit. souls
  3. Ezekiel 22:26 Lit. done violence to
  4. Ezekiel 22:27 Lit. souls