Godís Sure Judgment on Jerusalem
11:1 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.
11:2 Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men
that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:
11:3 Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this
city is the caldron, and we be the flesh.
11:4 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of
11:5 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.
11:6 Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye
have filled the streets thereof with the slain.
11:7 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.
11:8 Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword
upon you, saith the Lord GOD.
11:9 And I will bring you out of the midst thereof, and
deliver you into the hands of strangers, and will execute
judgments among you.
11:10 Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the
border of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
11:11 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:
11:12 And ye shall know that I am the LORD: for ye have not
walked in my statutes, neither executed my judgments, but
have done after the manners of the heathen that are round
11:13 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?
The Promise of Israelís
11:14 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
11:15 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.
11:16 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
11:17 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.
11:18 And they shall come thither, and they shall take away
all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations
thereof from thence.
11:19 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:
11:20 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.
11:21 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
11:22 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.
11:23 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.
11:24 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 me.
11:25 Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the
things that the LORD had shewed me.