The presumption of the princes.
Ezekiel 11:1 And lift me up doth a spirit, and it bringeth me in unto the east gate of the house of Jehovah, that is facing the east, and lo, at the opening of the gate twenty and five men, and I see in their midst Jaazaniah son of Azzur, and Pelatiah son of Benaiah, heads of the people. Ezekiel 11:2 And He saith unto me, 'Son of man, these [are] the men who are devising iniquity, and who are giving evil counsel in this city; Ezekiel 11:3 who are saying, It [is] not nearto build houses, it [is] the pot, and we the flesh.
Their sin and judgment.
Ezekiel 11:4 Therefore prophesy concerning them, prophesy, son of man.' Ezekiel 11:5 And fall upon me doth the Spirit of Jehovah, and He saith unto me, 'Say: Thus said Jehovah: Rightly ye have said, O house of Israel, And the steps of your spirit I have known. Ezekiel 11:6 Ye multiplied your wounded in this city, And filled its out-places with the wounded. Ezekiel 11:7 Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Your wounded whom ye placed in its midst, They [are] the flesh, and it [is] the pot, And you he hath brought out from its midst. Ezekiel 11:8 A sword ye have feared, And a sword I bring in against you, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah. Ezekiel 11:9 And I have brought you out of its midst, And given you into the hand of strangers, And I have done among you judgments. Ezekiel 11:10 By the sword ye do fall, On the border of Israel I do judge you, And ye have known that I [am] Jehovah. Ezekiel 11:11 It is not to you for a pot, Nor are ye in its midst for flesh, At the border of Israel I do judge you. Ezekiel 11:12 And ye have known that I [am] Jehovah, For in My statutes ye have not walked, And My Judgments ye have not done, And according to the judgments of the nations Who are round about youye have done!'
Ezekiel's complaining, God sheweth him his purpose in saving a remnant,
Ezekiel 11:13 And it cometh to pass, at my prophesying, that Pelatiah son of Benaiah is dying, and I fall on my face, and crya loud voiceand say, 'Ah, Lord Jehovah, an end Thou art making of the remnant of Israel.' Ezekiel 11:14 And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying, Ezekiel 11:15 'Son of man, thy brethren, thy brethren, men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israelall of it, [are] they to whom inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Keep far off from Jehovah; Ezekiel 11:16 it [is] ours, the land hath been given for an inheritance; therefore say: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because I put them afar off among nations, And because I scattered them through lands, I also am to them for a little sanctuary, In lands whither they have gone in. Ezekiel 11:17 Therefore say: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: And I have assembled you from the peoples, And I have gathered you from the lands, Into which ye have been scattered, And I have given to you the ground of Israel. Ezekiel 11:18 And they have gone in thither. And turned aside all its detestable things, And all its abominationsout of it. Ezekiel 11:19 And I have given to them one heart, And a new spirit I do give in your midst, And I have turned the heart of stone out of their flesh, And I have given to them a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 11:20 So that in My statutes they walk, And My judgments they keep, and have done them, And they have been to me for a people, And I am to them for God.
and punishing the wicked.
Ezekiel 11:21 As to those whose heart is going unto the heart Of their detestable and their abominable things, Their way on their head I have put, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.'
The glory of God leaveth the city.
Ezekiel 11:22 And the cherubs lift up their wings, and the wheels [are] over-against them, and the honour of the God of Israel [is] over them above. Ezekiel 11:23 And the honour of Jehovah goeth up from off the midst of the city, and standeth on the mountain, that [is] on the east of the city.
Ezekiel is returned to the captivity.
Ezekiel 11:24 And a spirit hath lifted me up, and bringeth me in to Chaldea, unto the Removed, in a vision, by the Spirit of God, and go up from off me doth the vision that I have seen; Ezekiel 11:25 and I speak unto the Removed all the matters of Jehovah that He hath shewed me.