1 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
4 “You have become aguilty by 1the blood which you have shed, and defiled by your idols which you have made. Thus you have brought your 2day near and have come to your years; therefore I have made you a breproach to the nations and a mocking to all the lands.
5 “Those who are near and those who are far from you will mock you, you of ill repute, full of aturmoil.
9 “Slanderous men have been in you for the purpose of shedding blood, and in you they have eaten at the mountain shrines. In your midst they have acommitted acts of lewdness.
12 “In you they have ataken bribes to shed blood; you have taken binterest and profits, and you have injured your neighbors for gain by coppression, and you have dforgotten Me,” declares the Lord God.
16 “You will profane yourself in the sight of the nations, and you will aknow that I am the Lord.” ’ ”
20 ‘As they gather silver and bronze and iron and lead and tin into the afurnace to blow fire on it in order to melt it, so I will gather you in My anger and in My wrath and I will lay you there and melt you.
22 ‘As silver is melted in the furnace, so you will be melted in the midst of it; and you will know that I, the Lord, have apoured out My wrath on you.’ ”
24 “Son of man, say to her, ‘You are a land that is anot cleansed or rained on in the day of indignation.’
25 “There is a aconspiracy of her prophets in her midst like a roaring lion tearing the prey. They have bdevoured lives; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many cwidows in the midst of her.
26 “Her apriests have done violence to My law and have bprofaned My holy things; they have made no cdistinction between the holy and the profane, and they have not taught the difference between the dunclean and the clean; and they hide their eyes from My sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
28 “Her prophets have smeared whitewash for them, seeing afalse visions and divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord God,’ when the Lord has not spoken.
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