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12 The word of the Lord also came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of aa rebellious house, bwhich have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: afor they are a rebellious house. 3 Therefore, thou son of man, cprepare thee ||dstuff for removing, and remove by day ddin their sight; and thou shalt remove from thy place to another place in their sight: eit may be they will eeconsider, athough they be a rebellious house. 4 Then shalt thou bring forth thy stuff by day in their sight, das stuff for removing: and thou shalt go forth fat even in their sight, †as they that go forth into captivity. 5 †gDig thou fthrough the wall in their sight, and carry out thereby. 6 In their sight shalt thou bear it upon thy shoulders, and carry it forth in hthe twilight: fthou shalt cover thy face, that thou see not the ground: for iI have set thee for a sign unto the house of Israel. 7 And I did so jas I was commanded: I brought forth my stuff by day, das stuff for captivity, and in the even I †digged through the wall with mine hand; I brought it forth in hthe twilight, and I bare it upon my shoulder in their sight.
8 And in the morning came the word of the Lord unto me, saying, 9 Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, athe rebellious house, said unto thee, kWhat doest thou? 10 Say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; This lburden concerneth the prince in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel that are among them. 11 Say, iI am your sign: mlike as I have done, so shall it be done unto them: †they shall remove and go into captivity. 12 And fthe prince that is among them nshall bear upon his shoulder in hthe twilight, and shall go forth: nthey shall dig through the wall to carry out thereby: nhe shall cover his face, that he see not the ground with his eyes. 13 opMy net also will I spread upon him, oand he shall be taken in qmy snare: and I rwill bring him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans; syet shall he not see it, tthough he shall die there. 14 And uvI will scatter toward every wind all that are about him to help him, and all his wbands; vand I will draw out the sword after them. 15 xAnd they shall know that I am the Lord, uwhen yI shall scatter them among the nations, and ydisperse them in the countries. 16 yyBut I will leave †a few men of them zfrom the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; yythat they may declare all their abominations among the heathen whither they come; xand they shall know that I am the Lord.
17 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 18 Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and awith carefulness; 19 And say unto the people of the land, Thus saith the Lord God of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and of the land of Israel; aThey shall eat their bread with carefulness, aand drink their water with astonishment, that bher land may be desolate from †all that is therein, cbecause of dthe violence of all them that dwell therein. 20 And ethe cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and bthe land shall be desolate; fand ye shall know that I am the Lord.
21 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 22 Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, gThe days are prolonged, and hevery vision faileth? 23 Tell them therefore, Thus saith the Lord God; I will make this proverb to cease, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel; but say unto them, iThe days are at hand, and hthe effect of every vision. 24 For kthere shall be no more any lmvain vision nor mflattering divination within the house of Israel. 25 For I am the Lord: I will speak, and nthe word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more oprolonged: for in your days, pO rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord God.
26 Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 27 Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, qThe vision that he seeth is rfor many days to come, qand he prophesieth of the times that are far off. 28 Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; nThere shall none of my words be oprolonged any more, nbut the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord God.
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