Yehezqel 22:1-16

 

Ezekiel 22

1  And the word of יהוה came to me, saying,

2  "And now, son of man, judge, judge the city of blood! And you shall show her all her abominations!

3  "And you shall say, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, "The city sheds blood in her midst, that her time might come. And she has made idols within herself to become defiled.

4  "You have become guilty by the blood which you have shed, and have defiled yourself with the idols which you have made. Thus you have brought your days near, and have come to the end of your years. Therefore I shall make you a reproach to the gentiles, and a mockery to all lands.

5  "Those near and those far from you mock you - defiled is your name and great the confusion!

6  "See the leaders of Yisra'ĕl: each one has used his arm to shed blood in you.

7  "They have despised father and mother within you. They have oppressed the stranger in your midst. They have oppressed the fatherless and the widow within you.

8  "You have despised that which is qodesh to Me, and you have profaned My Shabbathoth.

9  "Slanderous men have been in you to shed blood. And in you are those who eat on the mountains. They have done wickedness in your midst.

10  "In you they have uncovered the nakedness of a father. In you they have humbled women who are defiled during their uncleanness.

11  "And the one has done abomination with his neighbour's wife. And another has wickedly defiled his daughter-in-law. And another within you has humbled his sister, his father's daughter.

12  "In you they have taken a bribe to shed blood. You have taken interest and increase. You have cut off your neighbour by extortion. And you have forgotten Me," declares the Master יהוה.

13  "And see, I shall smite My hand because of your greedy gain which you have made, and at the bloodshed which has been in your midst.

14  "Would your heart stand, your hands remain strong, in the days when I deal with you? I, יהוה, have spoken, and shall do it.

15  "And I shall scatter you among the gentiles, and shall disperse you throughout the lands, and shall consume your filthiness out of you.

16  "And you shall profane yourself before the eyes of the gentiles. And you shall know that I am יהוה." ' "