The presumption of the princes.
Ezekiel 11:1 Moreouer, the sprete of the Lord lyft me vp, and brought me vnto the East porte of the Lordes house. And beholde, there were .xxv. men vnder the dore amonge whom I sawe Iaazaniah the sonne of Azur, and Pheltiah the sonne of Bananiah, the rulers of the people. Ezekiel 11:2 Then sayde the Lorde vnto me: Thou sonne of man: these men ymagyn myschefe, and a wycked councell take they in thys cyte, Ezekiel 11:3 sayinge: tush, there is no destruccyon at hande, let vs buylde houses: this Ierusalem is the cauldron, and we be the fleshe.
Their sin and judgment.
Ezekiel 11:4 Therfore shalt thou prophecye vnto them, yee, prophecye shalt thou vnto them, O sonne of man. Ezekiel 11:5 And wyth that fell the sprete of the Lorde vpon me, and sayde vnto me: Speake, thus sayeth the Lorde: On this maner haue ye spoken (O ye house of Israel) & I knowe the ymaginacyons of youre hertes. Ezekiel 11:6 Many one haue ye murthured in this cyte, and fylled the stretes full of the slayne. Ezekiel 11:7 Therfore, thus sayeth the Lorde God: The slayne men that ye haue layed on the grounde in this cyte, are the flesh, and thys cyte is the cauldron: But I wyll brynge you out of it Ezekiel 11:8 ye haue feared the swerde, & I wyll brynge a swearde ouer you, sayeth the Lorde God. Ezekiel 11:9 I wyll dryue you out of thys cyte and delyuer you into youre enemyes hande, and will condemne you. Ezekiel 11:10 Ye shalbe slayne in all the coastes of Israel, I wyll be auenged of you: to lerne you for to knowe, that I am the Lord. Ezekiel 11:11 Thys cyte shall not be youre cauldron, nether shall ye be þe flesh theryn: but in the coastes of Israel wyll I punysh you, Ezekiel 11:12 that ye maye knowe, that I am the Lorde: in whose commaundementes ye haue not walcked, ner kepte his lawes: but haue done after þe customes of the Heathen, that lye rounde aboute you.
Ezekiel's complaining, God sheweth him his purpose in saving a remnant,
Ezekiel 11:13 Nowe when I preached, Pheltiah the sonne of Bananiah dyed. Then fell I downe vpon my face, and cryed wyth a loude voyce: O Lorde God, wylt thou then vtterlye destroye all the remnaunt in Israel? Ezekiel 11:14 And so the worde of the Lorde came to me on thys maner: Ezekiel 11:15 thou sonne of man: thy brethren, thy kynsfolke, & the whole house of Iuda, which dwell at Ierusalem, saye. Wythdrawe ye farre from the Lorde, for the lande is geuen vs in possession. Ezekiel 11:16 Therfore tell them, thus sayeth the Lorde God: I wyll sende you farre of amonge the Gentiles, and skatre you amonge the nacyons, & I wyll halowe you but a lytle, in the landes where ye shall come. Ezekiel 11:17 Tell them also, thus sayeth the Lorde God: I wyll gather you agayne out of the nacyons, and brynge you from the countrees where ye be scatred, and wyll geue you the lande of Israel agayne. Ezekiel 11:18 And they shall comme thyther. And they shall take awaye all ther Idols & all ther abhominacyons from thence. Ezekiel 11:19 And I wyll geue you one hert, and I wyll plante a newe sprete wythin your bowels. That stony herte will I take out of your body, and geue you a flesshy herte? Ezekiel 11:20 that ye maye walke in my commaundementes, and kepe myne ordinaunces, and do them: þt ye maye be my people, & I youre God
and punishing the wicked.
Ezekiel 11:21 But loke whose hertes are dysposed to folowe theyr abhominacyons and wycked lyuinges: those mens dedes wyll I brynge vpon theyr awne heades, sayeth the Lorde God.
The glory of God leaveth the city.
Ezekiel 11:22 After thys dyd the Cherubyns lyft vp theyr wynges, and the wheles wente wyth them, and the glory of the Lorde was vpon them. Ezekiel 11:23 So the glory of the Lorde wente vp from the myddest of the cyte, and stode vpon the mount of the cyte towarde the east:
Ezekiel is returned to the captivity.
Ezekiel 11:24 But the wynde toke me vp, and in a visyon (whych came by the sprete of God) it brought me agayne into Caldea amonge the presoners. Then the visyon that I had sene vanyshed awaye fro me. Ezekiel 11:25 So I spake vnto the presoners, all the wordes of the Lorde, whych he had shewed me.