1 Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the East Gate of the house of Jehovah,
which faces eastward; and there at the door of the gate were twenty-five men, among
whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azzur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, rulers of the
2 And He said to me: Son of man, these are the men who devise wickedness and give
evil advice in this city,
3 who say, The time is not near; let us build houses. This city is the kettle, and we are the flesh.
4 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man!
5 And the Spirit of Jehovah fell upon me, and said to me, Speak! Thus says Jehovah:
Thus you have said, O house of Israel; for I know the thoughts that come into your mind.
6 You have multiplied your slain in this city, and you have filled its streets with the
7 Therefore thus says the Lord Jehovah: Your slain whom you have laid in its midst, they are the flesh, and this city is the kettle; but I shall bring you out of the midst of it.
8 You have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you, says the Lord Jehovah.
9 And I will bring you out of its midst, and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and
execute judgments against you.
10 You shall fall by the sword. I will judge you to the borders of Israel. And you shall
know that I am Jehovah.
11 This city shall not be your kettle, nor shall you be the flesh in its midst. I will judge you in the borders of Israel.
12 And you shall know that I am Jehovah; for you have not walked in My statutes nor
executed My judgments, but have done according to the customs of the nations which are
all around you.
13 And it happened, while I was prophesying, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died.
Then I fell on my face and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah, Lord Jehovah! Will You
make a complete end of the remnant of Israel?
14 Again the Word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
15 Son of man, your brethren, your relatives, the men of your kindred, and all the house
of Israel, all of them, are those to whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Go far
away from Jehovah; this land has been given to us as a possession.
16 Therefore say, Thus says the Lord Jehovah: Although I have cast them far off among
the nations, and although I have scattered them throughout the earth, yet I shall be a little
sanctuary for them in the lands where they have gone.
17 Therefore say, Thus says the Lord Jehovah: I will gather you from the peoples,
assemble you from the lands where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land
18 And they will come there, and they will take away all its detestable things and all its
abominations from there.
19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you, and take the
stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh,
20 that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they
shall be My people, and I will be their God.
21 But as for those whose hearts follow the desire for their detestable things and their
abominations, I will recompense their deeds upon their own heads, says the Lord
22 Then the cherubim lifted up their wings, with the wheels beside them, and the glory
of the God of Israel was over them from above.
23 And the glory of Jehovah went up from the midst of the city and stood on the
mountain, which is on the east side of the city.
24 Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into
Chaldea, to those of the captivity. And the vision that I had seen went up from me.
25 So I spoke to those of the captivity all the things that Jehovah had shown me.