Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,||
Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city?
yea, thou shalt shew her all her abominations.||
Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD, The city sheddeth blood in the
midst of it, that her time may come, and maketh idols against herself to
Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thou hast shed; and hast defiled
thyself in thine idols which thou hast made; and thou hast caused thy days
to draw near, and art come even unto thy years: therefore have I made thee a
reproach unto the heathen, and a mocking to all countries.||
Those that be near, and those that be far from thee, shall mock thee,
which art infamous and much vexed.||
Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their power to
In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee
have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the
fatherless and the widow.||
Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my sabbaths.||
In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee they eat upon
the mountains: in the midst of thee they commit lewdness.||
In thee have they discovered
their fathers' nakedness: in thee have they humbled her that was set
apart for pollution.||
(22:10) "They humbled her that was set apart for pollution." |
(They had sex with a menstruating woman.)
And one hath committed
abomination with his neighbour's wife; and another hath lewdly defiled his
daughter in law; and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his father's
In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and
increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and
hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD.||
Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which
thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee.||
Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I
shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken it, and will do it.||
And I will scatter
thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness
out of thee.||
(22:15) "I will consume thy filthiness out of thee."
And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight of the
heathen, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.||
And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,||
Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass,
and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the
dross of silver.||
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye are all become dross,
behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem.||
(22:20-22) God will gather all of Israel and consume them in the fires of his anger.
(22:20) "As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it;
so will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury, and I will leave you there, and melt you."
(22:21) "Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst therof."
(22:22) "As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that
I the LORD have poured out my fury upon you."
As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the
midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather
you in mine anger and in my fury, and I will leave you there, and melt you.
Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of my wrath, and ye
shall be melted in the midst therof.
As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in
the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the LORD have poured out my fury
And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor
rained upon in the day of indignation.||
There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring
lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the
treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst
Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they
have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they
shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes
from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.||
Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to
shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.||
And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity,
and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD
hath not spoken.||
The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and
have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger
(22:30-31) God couldn't find anyone to stand up to him, so he's going
to destroy everyone.
(22:30) "I sought for a man among them, that should ... stand ... before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none."
(22:31) "Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath ... saith the Lord GOD."
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and
stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I
Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed
them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their
heads, saith the Lord GOD.