Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Ezekiel 6

The judgment of Israel for their idolatry.

Ezekiel 6:1 Then came the word of Yahweh, unto me, saying: Ezekiel 6:2 Son of man, Set thy face against the mountains of Israel,—and prophesy unto them; Ezekiel 6:3 and say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear ye the word of My Lord, Yahweh,—Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh—To the mountains and to the hills, to the hollows and to the valleys,—Behold me! I, am bringing upon you a sword, And I will destroy your high places; Ezekiel 6:4 And your altars, shall be laid waste, And your sun-pillars, shall be broken in pieces,—And I will cause your slain, to fall, before your manufactured gods; Ezekiel 6:5 And I will lay the carcases of the sons of Israel, before their manufactured gods,—And will scatter your bones, round about your altars. Ezekiel 6:6 In all your dwelling-places, The cities, shall be laid waste, and, The high places, shall be made desolate,—To the end your altars, may be laid waste and become desolate, And your manufactured gods, be broken in pieces and cease, And your sun-pillars, be cut down, And your handiworks, be abolished. Ezekiel 6:7 And the slain, shall fall, in your midst,—So shall ye know, that, I, am Yahweh.

A remnant shall be blessed.

Ezekiel 6:8 Yet will I leave a remnant, In that ye shall have such as are escaped of the sword throughout the nations,—when ye are scattered throughout the lands. Ezekiel 6:9 Then shall they who have escaped of you remember, me, among the nations whither they have been carried captive, In that I have broken their adulterous heart, which hath turned aside from me, And their eyes which have adulterously gone after their manufactured gods, So shall they become loathsome in their own sight, for the wicked things which they have done in all their abominations. Ezekiel 6:10 Then shall they know that, I, Yahweh,—not in vain, had threatened to bring upon them this calamity.

The faithful are exhorted to lament their calamities.

Ezekiel 6:11 Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Smite with thy hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas! regarding all the wicked abominations of the house of Israel,—in that, by sword, by famine, and by pestilence, shall they fall: Ezekiel 6:12 He that is far off, by pestilence, shall die, and, He that is near, by the sword, shall fall, and, He that is left and is besieged, by the famine, shall die; Thus will I make an end of mine indignation against them. Ezekiel 6:13 So shall ye know, that, I, am Yahweh, In that their slain are in the midst of their manufactured gods, on every side of their altars,—Upon every high hill, In all the tops of the mountains, and, Under every green tree, and, Under every tangled oak, The place where they offered a satisfying, odour to all their manufactured gods. Ezekiel 6:14 Thus will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land a greater waste and devastation than the desert toward Diblah, throughout all their dwelling-places,—And they shall know that, I, am Yahweh.

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