Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east gate of the
LORD’s house, which looketh eastward: and behold at the door of the gate five and
twenty men; among whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of
Benaiah, princes of the people.
Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief, and give
wicked counsel in this city:
Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is the caldron, and we be
Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man.
And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the
LORD; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your
mind, every one of them.
Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye have filled the streets thereof
with the slain.
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it,
they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the
midst of it.
Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord
And I will bring you out of the midst thereof, and deliver you into the hands of
strangers, and will execute judgements among you.
Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of Israel; and ye shall
know that I am the LORD.
This city shall not be your caldron, neither shall ye be the flesh in the midst
thereof; but I will judge you in the border of Israel:
And ye shall know that I am the LORD: for ye have not walked in my statutes,
neither executed my judgements, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are
round about you.
And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then
fell I down upon my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou
make a full end of the remnant of Israel?
Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the
house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get
you far from the LORD: unto us is this land given in possession.
Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them far off among the
heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them
as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.
Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and
assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the
land of Israel.
And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things
thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence.
And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will
take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they
shall be my people, and I will be their God.
But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and
their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord
Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and the
glory of the God of Israel was over them above.
And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the
mountain which is on the east side of the city.
Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God
into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen went up from
Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things that the LORD had shewed