1 Moreover, the aSpirit lifted me up and brought me to the east gate of the Lord’s house which faced eastward. And behold, there were twenty-five men at the entrance of the gate, and among them I saw Jaazaniah son of Azzur and bPelatiah son of Benaiah, leaders of the people.
2 He said to me, “Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and agive evil advice in this city,
4 “Therefore, aprophesy against them, son of man, prophesy!”
11 “This city will anot be a pot for you, nor will you be flesh in the midst of it, but I will judge you to the border of Israel.
13 Now it came about as I prophesied, that aPelatiah son of Benaiah died. Then I fell on my face and cried out with a loud voice and said, “bAlas, Lord God! Will You bring the remnant of Israel to a complete end?”
14 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
15 “Son of man, your brothers, your 1relatives, 2your fellow exiles and the whole house of Israel, all of them, are those to whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, ‘Go far from the Lord; this land has been given aus as a possession.’
16 “Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Though I had removed them far away among the nations and though I had scattered them among the countries, yet I was a asanctuary for them a little while in the countries where they had gone.” ’
17 “Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “I will agather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries among which you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.” ’
25 Then I atold the exiles all the things that the Lord had shown me.
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