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5 *And thou, son of man, atake thee ba sharp knife, take thee ca barber’s rasor, and dcause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the hair. 2 Thou shalt burn with fire ea third part in the midst of fthe city, when gthe days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third part hthou shalt scatter in the wind; and iI will draw out a sword after them. 3 kThou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in thy †skirts. 4 lThen take of them again, and cast them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire; for thereof shall a fire come forth into all the house of Israel.
5 Thus saith the Lord God; fThis is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and mcountries that are round about her. 6 And she nhath changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my statutes more than mthe countries that are round about her: for they have refused my judgments and omy statutes, they have not walked in them. 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because ye pmultiplied more than the nations mthat are round about you, and ohave not walked in my statutes, neither have kept my judgments, qneither have done according to the judgments of the nations mthat are round about you; 8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and qqwill execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations. 9 And I will do in thee rthat which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations. 10 Therefore sthe fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and sthe sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I tscatter into all the winds. 11 Wherefore, uas I live, saith the Lord God; Surely, because vthou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy wdetestable things, and with all thine wabominations, therefore will I also xdiminish thee; yneither zshall mine eye spare, yneither will I have any pity. 12 A athird part of thee shall die with bthe pestilence, and with bfamine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by bthe sword round about thee; and cI will scatter a third part into all the winds, and dI will draw out a sword after them. 13 Thus eshall jmine anger be accomplished, and fI will cause jmy fury to rest upon them, and gI will be comforted: and they shall know that I the Lord hhave spoken it in ijmy zeal, ewhen I have accomplished my fury in them. 14 Moreover kI will make thee waste, and la reproach among the nations mthat are round about thee, nin the sight of all that pass by. 15 So it shall be la reproach and opa taunt, qan instruction and oran astonishment unto the nations mthat are round about thee, when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury and sin furious qrebukes. I the Lord have spoken it. 16 When I shall send upon them tthe evil arrows of famine, which shall be for their destruction, and which I will send to destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you, and uwill break your staff of bread: 17 So will I send upon you vfamine and vwevil beasts, and they shall xbereave thee; and vypestilence and yblood shall pass through thee; and I will bring vthe sword upon thee. I the Lord have spoken it.
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