The presumption of the princes.
Ezekiel 11:1 Moreouer the Spirit lift me vp, and brought me vnto the East gate of the LORDS house, which looketh Eastward: and behold at the doore of the gate fiue and twenty men; among whom I saw Iaazaniah the sonne of Azur, and Pelatiah the sonne of Benaiah, Princes of the people. Ezekiel 11:2 Then said he vnto me; Sonne of man, these [are] the men that deuise mischiefe, & giue wicked counsel in this city. Ezekiel 11:3 Which say, It [is] not neere, let vs build houses: this [citie is] the caldron, and we be the flesh.
Their sin and judgment.
Ezekiel 11:4 Therefore prophecie against them, prophecie, O sonne of man. Ezekiel 11:5 And the Spirit of the LORD fell vpon me, and said vnto me, Speake, thus saith the LORD; Thus haue ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your minde, euery one [of them]. Ezekiel 11:6 Ye haue multiplyed your slaine in this citie, and yee haue filled the streetes thereof with the slaine. Ezekiel 11:7 Therefore thus sayth the Lord GOD; Your slaine whom ye haue laid in the middest of it, they [are] the flesh, and this [citie is] the cauldron: but I wil bring you foorth out of the middest of it. Ezekiel 11:8 Ye haue feared the sword, and I will bring a sword vpon you, saith the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 11:9 And I will bring you out of the middest thereof, and deliuer you into the hands of strangers, and will execute iudgements among you. Ezekiel 11:10 Yee shall fall by the sword, I will iudge you in the border of Israel, and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD. Ezekiel 11:11 This [citie] shall not be your cauldron, neither shall ye be the flesh in the middest thereof, [but] I will iudge you in the border of Israel. Ezekiel 11:12 And ye shall know that I [am] the LORD: for yee haue not walked in my statutes, neither executed my iudgements, but haue done after the maners of the heathen that [are] round about you.
Ezekiel's complaining, God sheweth him his purpose in saving a remnant,
Ezekiel 11:13 And it came to passe, when I prophecied, that Pelatiah the sonne of Benaiah died: then fell I downe vpon my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said; Ah Lord GOD, wilt thou make a full end of the remnant of Israel? Ezekiel 11:14 Againe the word of the LORD came vnto me, saying; Ezekiel 11:15 Sonne of man, thy brethren, [euen] thy brethren, the men of thy kinred, and all the house of Israel wholly [are they], vnto whom the inhabitants of Ierusalem haue sayd; Get yee farre from the LORD: vnto vs is this land giuen in possession. Ezekiel 11:16 Therefore say, Thus sayth the Lord GOD; Although I haue cast them farre off among the heathen, and although I haue scattered them among the countreys, yet will I be to them as a little Sanctuarie in the countreys where they shall come. Ezekiel 11:17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will euen gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countreys where ye haue beene scattered, and I will giue you the land of Israel. Ezekiel 11:18 And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof, and all the abominations thereof from thence. Ezekiel 11:19 And I wil giue them one heart, and I wil put a new spirit within you: and I will take the stonie heart out of their flesh, and will giue them an heart of flesh, Ezekiel 11:20 That they may walke in my statutes, and keepe mine ordinances, and doe them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
and punishing the wicked.
Ezekiel 11:21 But [as for them] whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things, and their abominations, I wil recompense their way vpon their owne heads, saith the Lord GOD.
The glory of God leaveth the city.
Ezekiel 11:22 Then did the Cherubims lift vp their wings, and the wheeles besides them, and the glory of the God of Israel [was] ouer them aboue. Ezekiel 11:23 And the glory of the LORD went vp from the middest of the citie, and stood vpon the mountaine, which [is] on the East side of the citie.
Ezekiel is returned to the captivity.
Ezekiel 11:24 Afterwards the spirit tooke me vp, and brought me in vision by the spirit of God into Caldea to them of the captiuity: so the vision that I had seene, went vp from me. Ezekiel 11:25 Then I spake vnto them of the captiuity, all the things that the LORD had shewed me.