The presumption of the princes.
Ezekiel 11:1 And the Spirit lifted me up, and brought me into the east gate of the house of Yahweh, which looketh eastward, and lo! in the opening of the gate, twenty-five men,and I saw, in their midst, Jaazaniah son of Azzur and Pelatiah son of Benaiah, princes of the people. Ezekiel 11:2 Then said he unto me,Son of man, These, are the men who are devising iniquity, and who are counselling wicked counsel, in this city; Ezekiel 11:3 who are saying, Not near! let us build houses,It, is the caldron, and, we, are the flesh!
Their sin and judgment.
Ezekiel 11:4 Therefore, prophesy against them,prophesy, Son of man. Ezekiel 11:5 Then fell upon me the Spirit of Yahweh, and he said unto me, SayThus, saith Yahweh, Thus, have ye said, O house of Israel,Yea, the things that come up on your spirit, I, know, every one. Ezekiel 11:6 Ye have multiplied your slain, in this city,And have filled her streets, with slain. Ezekiel 11:7 Therefore, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Your slain, whom ye have laid in her midst, They, are the flesh, and, She, is the caldron,when, ye, are taken out of her midst. Ezekiel 11:8 A sword, have ye feared,And, a sword, will I bring in upon you, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh. Ezekiel 11:9 So will I take you forth out of her midst, and will deliver you into the hand of foreigners,and will execute upon you judgments. Ezekiel 11:10 By the sword, shall ye fall, Upon the boundary of Israel, will I judge you,So shall, ye know, that, I, am Yahweh. Ezekiel 11:11 This city, shall not serve you for a caldron, Neither shall, ye, serve in the midst thereof, for flesh,Near the boundary of Israel, will I judge you. Ezekiel 11:12 So shall ye know, that, I, am Yahweh, In whose statutes, ye have not walked, And, whose appointments, ye have not executed,But, according to the appointments of the nations that are round about you, have ye done.
Ezekiel's complaining, God sheweth him his purpose in saving a remnant,
Ezekiel 11:13 And it came to pass, as I prophesied, that Pelatiah son of Benaiah, died,so then I fell down upon my face, and made outcry with a loud voice, and saidAlas! My Lord, Yahweh! A full end, art thou, making of the remnant of Israel? Ezekiel 11:14 Then came the word of Yahweh unto me, saying: Ezekiel 11:15 Son of man, Thine own brethren, thine own brethren, the men of thy kindred, even all the house of Israel, all of it, are they to whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far away from Yahweh, To us, it is, that the land, hath been given, for a possession! Ezekiel 11:16 Therefore, say, Thus saith My Lord, Yahweh, Although I have removed them far away among the nations, And although I have dispersed them throughout the lands, Yet have I become to them a sanctuary for a little while, in the lands which they have entered. Ezekiel 11:17 Therefore, say, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Therefore will I assemble you, from among the peoples, And gather you, out of the lands wherein ye have been dispersed,And will give you the soil of Israel. Ezekiel 11:18 So shall they come in thither,and take away all her detestable things, and all her abominations, out of her; Ezekiel 11:19 And I will give them another heart, And, a new spirit, will I put within you,And will take away the heart of stone out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh: Ezekiel 11:20 To the end that, in my statutes, they may walk, And, mine appointments, they may keep, and do them,So shall they become my, people, And, I, will become their, God.
and punishing the wicked.
Ezekiel 11:21 But, as for them who, having a heart for their detestable things, and for their abominations, after their own heart, do walk, Their way upon their own heads, will I render, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh.
The glory of God leaveth the city.
Ezekiel 11:22 Then did the cherubim, lift up, their wings, the wheels also going in unison with them,the glory of the God of Israel, being over them, above. Ezekiel 11:23 Thus went up the glory of Yahweh, out from the midst of the city,and stood on the mountain, which is on the east of the city.
Ezekiel is returned to the captivity.
Ezekiel 11:24 And, the spirit, lifted me up, and brought me to Chaldea, unto them of the captivity, in the vision, by the Spirit of God,thus went up from me, the vision which I had seen. Ezekiel 11:25 So I spake unto them of the captivity,all the words of Yahweh, which he had shewed me.