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Ezekiel 21:18-24 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

18 The word of the Lord came to me again: 19 “Son of man, mark two ways for the sword of the king of Babylon to come; both of them shall come forth from the same land. And make a signpost, make it at the head of the way to a city; 20 mark a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the Ammonites and to Judah and to[a] Jerusalem the fortified. 21 For the king of Babylon stands at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination; he shakes the arrows, he consults the teraphim, he looks at the liver. 22 Into his right hand comes the lot for Jerusalem,[b] to open the mouth with a cry,[c] to lift up the voice with shouting, to set battering rams against the gates, to cast up mounds, to build siege towers. 23 But to them it will seem like a false divination; they have sworn solemn oaths; but he brings their guilt to remembrance, that they may be captured.

24 “Therefore thus says the Lord God: Because you have made your guilt to be remembered, in that your transgressions are uncovered, so that in all your doings your sins appear—because you have come to remembrance, you shall be taken in them.[d]

Footnotes:

  1. Ezekiel 21:20 Gk Syr: Heb in
  2. Ezekiel 21:22 Heb Jerusalem, to set battering rams
  3. Ezekiel 21:22 Gk: Heb with slaughter
  4. Ezekiel 21:24 Gk: Heb with the hand
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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