Eze 22:1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
22:2 Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody
city? yea, thou shalt shew her all her abominations.
Eze 22:3 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
defile herself.
Eze 22:4 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.
Eze 22:5 Those that be near, and those that be far from thee, shall mock thee, which art infamous and much vexed.
Eze 22:6 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their power to shed blood.
22:7 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.
Eze 22:8 Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my sabbaths.
22:9 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.
22:10 In thee have they discovered their fathers’ nakedness: in thee
have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution.
Eze 22:11
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 daughter.
Eze 22:12 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.
22:13 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
Eze 22:14 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.
Eze 22:15
And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the
countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee.

22:16 And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight of
the heathen, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
Eze 22:17 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Eze 22:18 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.
Eze 22:19 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. Cp. Psa 119:119; Pro 25:4; 26:23; Isa 1:22-25;
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.
Eze 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 thereof.
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. Cp. Zec 13:9

Eze 22:23 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Eze 22:24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation.
Eze 22:25 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 thereof.
Eze 22:26 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.
Eze 22:27 Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.
Eze 22:28 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. Cp. Eze 13:10-23; Mt. 23:27; Acts 23:3
22:29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised
robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed
the stranger wrongfully.
Eze 22:30 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 found none.
22:31 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.
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