and the Lord said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put (A)a mark on the foreheads of the men (B)who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.”

To the others He said in my [a]hearing, “Go after him through the city and (C)kill;[b] (D)do not let your eye spare, nor have any pity. (E)Utterly[c] slay old and young men, maidens and little children and women; but (F)do not come near anyone on whom is the mark; and (G)begin at My sanctuary.” (H)So they began with the elders who were before the [d]temple. Then He said to them, “Defile the [e]temple, and fill the courts with the slain. Go out!” And they went out and killed in the city.

So it was, that while they were killing them, I was left alone; and I (I)fell on my face and cried out, and said, (J)“Ah, Lord God! Will You destroy all the remnant of Israel in pouring out Your fury on Jerusalem?”

Then He said to me, “The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great, and (K)the land is full of bloodshed, and the city full of perversity; for they say, (L)‘The Lord has forsaken the land, and (M)the Lord does not see!’ 10 And as for Me also, My (N)eye will neither spare, nor will I have pity, but (O)I will recompense their deeds on their own head.”

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  1. Ezekiel 9:5 Lit. ears
  2. Ezekiel 9:5 Lit. strike
  3. Ezekiel 9:6 Lit. Slay to destruction
  4. Ezekiel 9:6 Lit. house
  5. Ezekiel 9:7 Lit. house

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