15 Also the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 16 “Son of man, behold, I take away from you the desire of your eyes with one stroke; yet you shall pneither mourn nor weep, nor shall your tears run down. 17 Sigh in silence, qmake no mourning for the dead; rbind your turban on your head, and sput your sandals on your feet; tdo not cover your 6lips, and do not eat man’s bread of sorrow.”
19 And the people said to me, u“Will you not tell us what these things signify to us, that you behave so?”
20 Then I answered them, “The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 21 ‘Speak to the house of Israel, “Thus says the Lord God: ‘Behold, vI will profane My sanctuary, 7your arrogant boast, the desire of your eyes, the 8delight of your soul; wand your sons and daughters whom you left behind shall fall by the sword. 22 And you shall do as I have done; xyou shall not cover your 9lips nor eat man’s bread of sorrow. 23 Your turbans shall be on your heads and your sandals on your feet; yyou shall neither mourn nor weep, but zyou shall pine away in your iniquities and mourn with one another. 24 Thus aEzekiel is a sign to you; according to all that he has done you shall do; band when this comes, cyou shall know that I am the Lord God.’ ”
25 ‘And you, son of man—will it not be in the day when I take from them dtheir stronghold, their joy and their glory, the desire of their eyes, and 1that on which they set their minds, their sons and their daughters: 26 on that day eone who escapes will come to you to let you hear it with your ears; 27 fon that day your mouth will be opened to him who has escaped; you shall speak and no longer be mute. Thus you will be a sign to them, and they shall know that I am the Lord.’ ”
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