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22 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 2 Now, thou son of man, awilt thou ||judge, wilt thou judge the †bbloody city? yea, thou shalt †bbshew her all her abominations. 3 Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord God, cThe city sheddeth blood in the midst of it, that dher time may come, and maketh idols against herself eto defile herself. 4 fThou art become guilty cin thy blood that thou hast shed; and hast defiled thyself in thine idols which thou hast made; and dthou hast caused thy days to draw near, and gart come even unto thy years: therefore have I made thee ha reproach unto the heathen, and ia mocking to all countries. 5 Those that be near, and those that be far from thee, shall mock thee, which art †infamous and much vexed. 6 Behold, lthe princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their †mpower cto shed blood. 7 In thee nhave they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they odealt by ||poppression with the stranger: in thee pphave they qvexed the fatherless and the widow. 8 rThou hast despised mine holy things, and shast profaned my sabbaths. 9 In thee are †tmen that carry tales cto shed blood: and in thee uthey eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee vthey commit lewdness. 10 In thee whave they discovered their fathers’ nakedness: in thee have they humbled xher that was jset apart for pollution. 11 And ||one yhath committed abomination with his neighbour’s wife; and ||another zhath ||lewdly defiled his daughter in law; and ||another in thee ahath humbled his sister, his father’s daughter. 12 In thee bhave they taken gifts bbto shed blood; cthou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by dextortion, and ehast forgotten me, saith the Lord God. 13 Behold, therefore fI have smitten mine hand at gthy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at bbthy blood which hath been in the midst of thee. 14 hCan thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? iI the Lord have spoken it, and will do it. 15 And klI will scatter thee among the heathen, and kmdisperse thee in the countries, and nwill consume thy filthiness out of thee. 16 And thou ||shalt otake thine inheritance in thyself in the sight of the heathen, pand thou shalt know that I am the Lord.
17 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 18 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become qdross: all they are rbrass, and stin, and riron, and lead, tin the midst of the furnace; they are even uthe †dross of silver. 19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because ye are all become qdross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. 20 †As they gather silver, and rbrass, and riron, and lead, and stin, tinto the midst of the furnace, vto blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you win mine anger and in my fury, and I will leave you there, and melt you. 21 Yea, I will gather you, and vblow upon you xin the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst thereof. 22 As silver is melted tin the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the Lord yhave poured out my fury upon you.
23 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor zrained upon in the day of indignation. 25 There is a aconspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, blike a roaring lion cravening the prey; dthey have devoured souls; ethey have taken fthe treasure and gprecious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof. 26 hHer priests ihave †violated my law, and ihave kprofaned mine holy things: lthey have put no difference between the holy and profane, lneither have they mshewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and nhave hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and kI am profaned among them. 27 oHer princes in the midst thereof are like pwolves cravening the prey, oto shed blood, and to destroy souls, oqto get dishonest gain. 28 And rher prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, sseeing vanity, and sdivining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord God, when the Lord hath not spoken. 29 The people of the land have used ||oppression, and uexercised robbery, and uhave vexed the poor and needy: yea, tthey have oppressed the stranger †wrongfully. 30 And vI sought for a man among them, that should wxmake up the hedge, and wstand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. 31 Therefore yhave I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them zwith the fire of my wrath: atheir own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord God.
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